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 our currently planned events tailored for admitted students to the Class of 2025. Be sure to check back for updates regularly.

Open Hours with Student Admissions Counselors

Join our Student Admissions Counselors every Monday at 1pm, EST on Zoom, for our weekly Open Hour, an exclusive, informal opportunity for the Class of 2025 to ask questions and interact with current RWU Law students. Register here

Events 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

*Virtual Event

Admitted Students Day
Join us virtually for a series of short presentations and interactive table-talk where you'll get the chance to learn about our student-centered approach to legal education and focus on real-world learning experiences while engaging with current students, faculty, staff, and each other. 

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

*Virtual Event

Alumni Panel
Join our Career Development Office virtually as they host a panel of alums to facilitate a conversation about the range of ways you can utilize your JD and help you understand how RWU Law will help you accomplish your goals.

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Friday, March 25, 2022

*In-Person Event

Admitted Students Day
Join us on campus in Bristol, RI 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. Proof of vaccination will be required at check-in for this event. 

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Monday, April 4, 2022

*Virtual Event

Alumni Panel
Join our Career Development Office virtually as they host a panel of alums to facilitate a conversation about the range of ways you can utilize your JD and help you understand how RWU Law will help you accomplish your goals.

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Monday, April 11, 2022

*In-Person Event

Admitted Students Day
Join us on campus in Bristol, RI 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. Proof of vaccination will be required at check-in for this event. 

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

*Virtual Event

Admitted Students Day
Join us virtually for a series of short presentations and interactive table-talk where you'll get the chance to learn about our student-centered approach to legal education and focus on real-world learning experiences while engaging with current students, faculty, staff, and each other.  

Admitted students will receive registration information via email. 

Friday, June 10, 2022

*In-Person Event

How To Succeed in Law School Presentation & BBQ
Join us on campus in Bristol, RI for 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. Proof of vaccination will be required at check-in for this event. 

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 utilizing the links below for Zoom appointments or emailing lawadmissions@rwu.edu to set up a phone call with a member of our team. 

Tom Shaffer, Director of Admissions

Kate Vieira, Assistant Director of Admissions

 

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.