Emergency and Personal Contact Information

It is important for students to regularly review and update their personal and emergency contact information through ROGER Central. Students should include both a local and permanent address in their student profile and should have updated emergency contact information. We recommend that this information be reviewed at least annually. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Student Finance and Records at (401)254-4682.

Chosen Name Policy

Roger Williams Law School recognizes that some members of the campus community may prefer to identify themselves by a first name other than their legal first name. Under the Chosen Name Policy, students may designate a chosen or preferred first name in ROGER Central in addition to their legal name, for use where possible in the course of University business and education.

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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.