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  • The Beauty of Due Diligence

    WedOct23
    - RWU Law | Bristol Campus

    Presented by Michael A. Voccola, Esq.'97 Corporate Vice President, Associate General Counsel, Procaccianti Companies, Inc. 6:00 PM Lecture - Bay View Room 7:00 PM Light Refreshments The presentation...

  • Providence Law School Fair

    SatNov9
    - The RWU Law Experiential Education Campus, One Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

    Representatives from law schools across the country will be in downtown Providence on November 9th to meet with potential applicants. This is your chance to meet with decision makers at regional and...

  • HIV Testing Dates

    WedNov13
    - RWU Health Services

    AIDS Project Rhode Island is partnering with RWU Health Services to offer free, anonymous HIV and syphilis testing. Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing will be offered at a discounted price. Stop by...

  • 3rd Annual Stonewall Lecture

    ThuNov21
    - RWU Law, Room 286

    The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked a critical turn in the fight for LGBTQ rights, serving as the impetus for the formation of several gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations. Today we honor...

  • Admissions Info Session

    FriNov22
    - Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI

    Come to Roger Williams School of Law, and learn about all the exciting options that we can offer you!

  • HIV Testing Dates

    WedDec11
    - RWU Health Services

    AIDS Project Rhode Island is partnering with RWU Health Services to offer free, anonymous HIV and syphilis testing. Gonorrhea and chlamydia testing will be offered at a discounted price. Stop by...

  • 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...

  • 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

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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.