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  • Champions for Justice

    FriJan24
    - Omni Hotel, One West Exchange Street, Providence, RI

    A special evening that celebrates and supports the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access to justice for all. Champions for Justice...

  • The 6th Annual 100 Steps Toward Justice Debate Tournament

    SatJan25
    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI

    RWU Law is again teaming up with the Rhode Island Urban Debate League (RIUDL) and members of the Rhode Island legal community to host a series of competitions among participating high school policy...

  • Law Alumni Reception - NYC

    ThuFeb6
    - Juniper Bar, 237 W 35th Street, New York, NY

    Join Laurie Barron, Veronica Paricio, Thomas Shaffer and others from RWU Law at our annual alumni gathering in NYC! Complimentary hors d'oeuvres & cash bar. Drink specials starting at $6 until 7:00 p...

  • NYC Info Session & Alumni Reception

    ThuFeb6
    - Juniper Bar, 237 W 35th Street, New York, NY

    Join a member of our admissions team in New York City for an opportunity to discuss the unique program offerings at RWU Law and the law school application process. This event immediately precedes an...

  • 27th Annual Barrister’s Ball

    SatFeb22
    Omni Providence Hotel

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association 6:30 PM Meet & Greet 7:30 PM Dinner and Dancing Omni Providence Hotel One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island OVERNIGHT SPECIAL ROOM RATE: A limited...

  • Accepted Students Day - Friday, March 20, 2020

    FriMar20
    All Day RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    Applicants admitted to the RWU Law Class of 2023 are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Friday, March 20th! The day will begin at 10:00 AM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island (optional...

  • Is This a Christian Nation?

    FriMar27
    - RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island

    A Roger Williams University School of Law Symposium Did the Founders intend the United States of America to be a Christian nation? Does it violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution to have...

  • Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture

    MonMar30
    RWU Law, Room 286

    Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture Keynote Speaker Kimberly Jenkins Robinson, Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor of Law, Professor of Education, Curry School of Education, University of...

  • Accepted Students Day - Friday, April 3, 2020

    FriApr3
    All Day RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    Applicants admitted to the RWU Law Class of 2023 are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Friday, April 3! The day will begin at 10:00 AM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island (optional...

  • DC Info Session & Alumni Reception

    SunApr26
    - Washington Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC

    Join a member of our admissions team in Washington, DC for an opportunity to discuss the unique program offerings at RWU Law and the law school application process. This event immediately precedes an...

  • Accepted Students Day - Friday, May 8, 2020

    FriMay8
    All Day RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    Applicants admitted to the RWU Law Class of 2023 are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Friday, May 8! The day will begin at 10:00 AM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island (optional...

  • School of Law Commencement

    FriMay15
    RWU School of Law | Bristol Campus

    School of Law Commencement Friday, May 15, 2020 12:30 p.m. Bristol Campus Open Seating FAQs

  • How to Prepare for Law School Workshop & BBQ

    FriJun12
    - Roger Williams University School of Law

    This event is for students accepted into the Class of 2023. Registration will begin at 9:30 AM. Various departments throughout the law school will be open to visit including: Career Development, the...

  • Jump Start Program

    MonAug3
    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law

    The Jump Start Program takes place the week before Orientation. It's designed to assist students in their transition to law school and help them reach their fullest potential. Most students who attend...

  • New Student Orientation

    TueAug11
    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law

    Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Orientation will begin on the morning of August 11 and will continue through August 14. Please note that formal business attire is required for...

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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.