Admitted Students Events

We hope that over the next few months you take the chance to learn more about RWU Law, our community, and our programs. Below, you will find a list of events tailored for admitted students to the Class of 2024.

Events 

Friday, June 11, 2021

@ 11am, EST

*In-Person & Virtual Event

How to Prepare in Law School Presentation & BBQ
This event will feature a presentation by Professor Kathy Thompson, Director of the Academic Success Program. The presentation will be followed by a BBQ where you can meet your classmates. We invite you to experience this event in-person. Proof of vaccine will be required. If you cannot attend in person, don't worry, Professor Thompson's presentation will also be available to stream!

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

@ 5pm, EST

*Virtual Event

Students of Color - Welcome to RWU Law!
RWU Law’s Office of Diversity and Outreach invites you to a welcome Zoom session for all of our incoming BIPOC students. During this welcome session, students will have an opportunity to meet their new classmates; additionally, they will meet our current law student leaders to learn about the resources available to them, our current strategic work and institutional challenges, and an introduction to our Affinity Organizations.

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Friday, June 25, 2021

@ 11am, EST

*Virtual Event

Q & A with the Deans - Fall Update
Join the Dean of the School of Law, Gregory Bowman, our Academic Dean, Jared Goldstein, Dean of Students, Lorraine Lalli, and our Dean of Admissions Michael Donnelly-Boylen for an updated conversation about what next year will look like. We will walk you through what we know, what we don't know, and how decisions are being made. Come with your questions ready!

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Individual Counseling

Our Admissions Officers are available for individual counseling sessions via Zoom or over the phone. Admitted Students can take advantage of this counseling by completing this form to schedule your appointment today!

Tours

We are excited to offer limited law school building tours to admitted students throughout the summer.

Our tour policies are centered around the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and visitors. Therefore, when visiting campus, the following protocols have been put in place in coordination with guidance from the State of Rhode Island and adherence to CDC recommendations: 

  • Tours must be scheduled in advance and are available at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm – on a first come, first served basis.
  • Tours are limited to a maximum group of three people.
  • The tour will go through the majority of the law school building, and will last approximately 40 minutes.
  • Our tour guides are all fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask on campus; if you are not vaccinated, masks will be required. We will ask you to view an image of your vaccination card when you arrive. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building.
  • A cleaning protocol is in place to ensure that commons spaces are frequently cleaned and disinfected.
  • Your health and the health of our students and staff must be a part of our visit experience. If you or others are not feeling well, we ask you to reschedule your visit for another day.  
  • Please visit the State of Rhode Island: Department of Health website for any travel restrictions. 

We hope that these limited tours allow you to get a sense of our facility while still protecting everyone's health and safety. Please email us at lawadmissions@rwu.edu and let us know your preferred date and time. Space is limited and tours times will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Our commitment to safety and well-being means that if the healthy and safety guidelines of our campus community or the State of Rhode Island change, and we have to cancel a previously schedule tour, we will notify you as soon as possible.

 

Close Course Type Descriptions

Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.