Departments, Offices & Resources

Law Library

Circulation Desk
(401) 254-4546

Office of Business Affairs

Jane Govednik
(401) 254-4550

Office of the Dean

Main Desk
(401) 254-4500

Office of Admissions

Main Desk
(401) 254-4555

Office of Diversity & Outreach

Dr. Safie Sagna
(401) 254-4522

Office of Career Development

Main Desk
(401) 254-4650

Marine Affairs Institute

Main Desk
(401) 254-4659

Office of Programs & Initiatives

Main Desk
(401) 254-4659

Office of Student Finance & Records

Ann Marie Thompson
(401) 254-4682

Office of Faculty Services

Shirley Staskiewicz
(401) 254-4661

Office of Financial Aid

Kathryn Politano
(401) 254-4641

Academic Success Program

Kathryn Thompson
(401) 254-4568

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.


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.