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  • 20th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

    - RWU School of Law | Bristol Campus

    8:30 a.m. Registration - School of Law | 2nd Floor Atrium 9:00 a.m. Summit Begins Individuals who would like to attend the Open Government Summit need to register with the Rhode Island Office of Attor...

  • 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, August 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM at our experienti...

  • New Student Orientation

    All Day School of Law

    Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Orientation will be held August 15 to August 17 for the fall 2018 entering class. Any questions regarding Orientation should be directed to Lorraine...

  • Returning Students Orientation

    - Room 283

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

  • New England Clinical Conference

    - RWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire Street

    Old strategies, New strategies: Refining your experiential teaching. 8:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Program Save the Date for the annual New England Clinical Conference to be held at Roger Willi...

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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.