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  • Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception

    - Citizens Plaza Rotunda

    Citizens Plaza Rotunda One Citizens Plaza Providence, Rhode Island Catering by Cafe Nuovo TOYS FOR TOTS Please consider bringing an unwrapped new toy for the toy drive. Toys collected will be given to...

  • Champions for Justice

    - Omni Hotel Providence

    5:30 PM Registration/Doors Open 6:00 PM Champions for Justice Dinner, Awards & Auction Omni Hotel Providence One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island A special evening that celebrates and...

  • 28th 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 Purchase tickets here OVERNIGHT SPECIAL...

  • Thurgood Marshall Memorial Lecture

    Roger Williams University School of Law

    Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Jenkins Robinson Kimberly Jenkins Robinson is the Elizabeth D. and Richard A. Merrill Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law as well as a professor at both the...

  • The 3rd Annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture

    Roger Williams University School of Law

    The third annual RWU Law Women in Law Leadership Lecture, featuring Amy Barasch, Esq. Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 5:00 p.m. ET Amy Barasch Esq. is the Executive Director of Her Justice, a non-profit that...

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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.