Santoro Lecture Series Endowment

Anthony J. SantoroThank you to those who attended and supported the Anthony J. Santoro Classroom Dedication and Reception on Friday, October 27, 2017.  Law faculty, alumni and current law students joined in honoring the founding Dean of RWU Law (1992-1993) and President Emeritus (1993-2000) as former Room 262 at RWU Law was dedicated as the Professor Anthony J. Santoro Classroom. To view the full story, visit

The Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Series brings leading lawyers and business professionals to RWU Law, presenting on important issues in the field of business law while enriching the school’s dynamic learning environment with practical knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.

This series is a wonderful tribute to Professor Santoro’s distinguished career as a legal educator, a past president of Roger Williams University and the founding dean of Roger Williams University School of Law.

This important series is now poised to attract the highest quality experts in their fields to campus, to enrich RWU Law’s dynamic learning environment with practical knowledge and valuable networking opportunities.

If you are interested in making a gift in honor of Professor Santoro's retirement, all gifts will be used to help us reach our goal of $100,000 to recognize his legacy. Gifts, unless otherwise noted, will benefit the Professor Anthony J. Santoro Business Law Lecture Endowment. For those who may not have had the opportunity to make a gift until now, please know that your support today will help to grow the fund even further. Professor Santoro will be forever honored and generations of students will benefit from your gift to Roger Williams University School of Law.

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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.