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  • Litigation Academy: Deposition Skills Program

    All Day Federal Courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island

    The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is proud...

  • Room Dedication/Retirement Reception for Professor Bruce I. Kogan

    - RWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire Street, 4th Floor

    On Thursday, April 26, 2018 we will recognize Professor Bruce I. Kogan's remarkable contributions to the law school and the Rhode Island legal community by dedicating the Professor Bruce I. Kogan Clin...

  • Accepted Students Day (4/27/18)

    All Day School of Law — Providence & Bristol Campuses

    Applicants admitted to RWU Law's incoming fall 2018 class are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Friday, April 27th. The day will begin with registration at 1:00 PM at our experiential campus...

  • Law Commencement

    School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Save the date for the 2018 Commencement ceremony.

  • New England Clinical Conference

    - RWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire Street

    8:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Program Save the Date for the annual New England Clinical Conference to be held at Roger Williams University School of Law in Providence, Rhode Island. Check back...

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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.