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 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

6:00-7:00 p.m., EST

Alumni Panel Series
Hear from our Assistant Dean of Career Development, Veronica Paricio, and meet a number of our alums. This Series will feature a new panel of alums at each event, all with the goal of showing you the range of ways you can utilize your JD and help you understand how RWU Law will help you accomplish your goals. Register here

Friday, March 19, 2021

3:00-5:30 p.m., EST

Accepted Students Day
Join us to hear about our supportive community and significant experiential education opportunities that prepare our students for successful careers. This event will feature short presentations and the opportunity for you to speak directly to faculty, staff, and students in small groups. Registration information to come.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

7:00-8:00 p.m., EST

Alumni Panel Series
Hear from our Assistant Dean of Career Development, Veronica Paricio, and meet a number of our alums. This Series will feature a new panel of alums at each event, all with the goal of showing you the range of ways you can utilize your JD and help you understand how RWU Law will help you accomplish your goals. Register here

Friday, April 9, 2021

2-4:30 p.m., EST

Accepted Students Day
Join us to hear about our supportive community and significant experiential education opportunities that prepare our students for successful careers. This event will feature short presentations and the opportunity for you to speak directly to faculty, staff, and students in small groups. Registration information to come.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

7:00-8:00 p.m., EST

Alumni Panel Series
Hear from our Assistant Dean of Career Development, Veronica Paricio, and meet a number of our alums. This Series will feature a new panel of alums at each event, all with the goal of showing you the range of ways you can utilize your JD and help you understand how RWU Law will help you accomplish your goals. Register here

Friday, April 30, 2021

TBD

Accepted Students Day
Join us to hear about our supportive community and significant experiential education opportunities that prepare our students for successful careers. This event will feature short presentations and the opportunity for you to speak directly to faculty, staff, and students in small groups. Registration information to come.

Open Hours with Admissions

Join us every Thursday at 2pm, EST on Zoom, for our weekly Open Hour, an exclusive, informal opportunity for the Class of 2024 to ask questions and interact with members of our Admissions team. Register here

Be sure to check the RWU Law - Class of 2024 Facebook Group to find out if we'll be hosting Student Ambassadors or other members of the RWU Law community!

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 building tours on Fridays, at 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm, EST.

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 treated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Tours are limited to one admitted student and one guest. 
  • Tours will showcase the majority of the law school building, and will last approximately 35-40 minutes.
  • Our campus mask-mandate requires all students, staff, and visitors wear a mask at all times while on campus. We will not provide masks, and those without masks will not be provided a tour. 
  • The expectation is that all on campus will practice social distancing of at least six feet. Please listen to the tour guide for instructions on distancing throughout the tour. 
  • Hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the building. 
  • A cleaning protocol is in place to ensure that common spaces are frequently cleaned and disinfected.
  • The health and safety of our students and staff must be a part of the visit experience. If you or others are not feeling well, we ask that you reschedule your visit.
  • Please visit the State of Rhode Island: Department of Health website for any travel restrictions. 

During the week of your scheduled tour, we require that all admitted students schedule a phone call with a member of our admissions staff so that we can answer questions about our programs and community here at RWU Law. Please reach out to our Admissions team by emailing us at lawadmissions@rwu.edu to determine tour availability and to schedule your phone call for the Monday-Thursday of your tour week. 

We also encourage you to addend at least one virtual admitted student event before the date of your tour. 

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.