RWU Law Cares

Support RWU Law Students & Programs That Help Those Most In Need

Roger Williams University School of Law has always been about a strong sense of community and a belief that we are stronger when we work together and support each other.

That community is striving to address the evolving needs of our students, who are now trying to adjust to dramatic changes in their world. You can help us by considering a gift to a fund that will help those students and a fund that will keep our pro bono programs strong during this time of great stress.  


Support student scholarships and funds    Alternative Spring Break

that can be used to provide students          Pro Bono Collaborative

emergency relief.                                                Public Interest Clinical Externships

                                                                                   Public Interest Summer Stipends

                                                                                   RWU Law Clinics

There Are Many Ways to Engage and Show Your Support for the School of Law


RWU Law High Five: During these weeks of social distancing – let’s all band together and show each other support and kindness. Send us the name of an RWU Law alumni, student, staff or faculty member and we will share your words of encouragement with them anonymously. Email with the person's name and your message.

Reach Out: Tell us how you are doing. Volunteer your time. Connect with the Office of Alumni Relations at or (401) 254-4541.

Interact: On social media. Use the hashtag #RWULawCares. 

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Thank you for your support in the past, today, and in the future. 

(Please note - as result of the pandemic - RWU Law will not have a Day of Giving this spring.)

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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.