Mandell-Boisclair Justice Scholarship

Image of Mandell FamilyProminent Rhode Island trial lawyer Mark S. Mandell has made a major matching gift to Roger Williams University School of Law, with the goal of providing $750,000 in scholarships to help diversify the legal profession and increase access to justice in the Ocean State and beyond. 

The Mandell-Boisclair Justice Scholarship Fund will provide endowed scholarships to RWU Law for diverse law students, and those intending to practice public interest law. Mandell has donated an initial $250,000 to the Fund, and pledged up to an additional $250,000 to match other individual donations made to the Fund over the next five years. With the goal of raising $750,000 in total, the Fund could annually support $5,000 scholarships for eight students, totaling $15,000 each over their three years in law school. 

Gifts may be made via the secure online form below. For those wishing to mail a check, please address them to our gift processing center: 

Roger Williams University 
Attn: Gift Processing 
Department 7020 
PO Box 4110 
Woburn, MA 01888-4110 

Checks should be made payable to Roger Williams University with the Mandell-Boisclair Justice Scholarship indicated on the memo line. If you have any questions, please contact Advancement Services at 

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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.


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.


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


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.