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  • Free HIV Testing

    - Health Services

    AIDS Project Rhode Island is partnering with RWU Health Services to offer free, anonymous, and confidential HIV testing to all students. Other sexually transmitted illness (STI) testing will be...

  • Free Practice LSAT Test

    - RWU Law- Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

    RWU Law is partnering with The Princeton Review Boston to offer prospective students a LSAT Free Practice Test under test conditions on Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM at RWU Law...

  • 26th Annual Barrister's Ball

    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 A special overnight room rate of $109...

  • D.C. Info Session for Prospective Students

    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...

  • D.C. Law Alumni Reception

    - Washington Marriot at Metro Center

    Washington D.C. Law Alumni Reception Join Dean Yelnosky, alumni, faculty and staff for a networking reception in D.C.! Monday, February 25, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Washington Marriott at Metro Center...

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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.