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  • 26th Annual RI Open Government Summit

    - Hybrid

    8:30 AM Registration | RWU Law Bristol Campus 9:00 AM Program Begins Join us for the annual Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General Open Government Summit, presented virtually and in-person for...

  • 2024 Law School Orientation

    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law

    Orientation is in-person and mandatory for all incoming students. Orientation is scheduled for August 14 to August 16. Please note that business attire is required on Wednesday and Thursday. Any...

  • Returning Students Orientation

    - School of Law Room 283

    Returning Students Orientation is designed to provide the important information and reminders for returning students. This mandatory session covers specifics about the Pro Bono Experiential Learning...

  • Law Review Symposium

    - RWU Law Bristol Campus

    Trauma-Informed Lawyering: Approaches to Advocating for Diverse Populations Save the Date! The Roger Williams University Law Review will present their annual symposium on Friday, November 15, 2024...

  • 31st Annual Barrister's Ball

    - Omni Providence Hotel

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association 6:00 PM Meet & Greet 7:00 PM Dinner and Dancing Omni Providence Hotel One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island Check back for event ticket information...

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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.