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  • 29th Annual Barrister's Ball

    SatFeb11
    - 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 OVERNIGHT SPECIAL ROOM RATE: A limited...

  • SBA Town Hall Meeting

    TueFeb21
    - Virtual Event

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association and the Office of the Dean, Town Hall meetings provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and share input directly with law school faculty and...

  • 4th Annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture

    ThuMar23
    - RWU Law Bristol Campus - Law 283

    The fourth annual Roger Williams University School of Law Leadership Lecture, featuring Jenny Ma, Esq., will be held as a fireside chat with Roger Williams University School of Law Professor Emily J...

  • 19th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner

    WedMar29
    - Providence Marriott Hotel - One Orms Street - Providence, Rhode Island

    Please join us for an evening of discussion around issues of diversity and the law. Check back for registration details. Thank you for your interest. Meet the Moderator Braxton Howard Medlin, Esq, L...

  • New England Innocence Project Panel

    TueApr4
    - RWU Law | Bristol Campus | Law 283

    The New England Innocence Project Panel will feature Senior Staff Attorney Stephanie Roberts Hartung and exoneree Sean Ellis. Stephanie and Sean will discuss wrongful convictions and their impact on a...

  • Labor and Employment Law Conference

    FriApr14
    - RWU Law | Bristol Campus | Law 283

    URI’s Schmidt Center for Labor Relations and Human Resources is presenting its Labor and Employment Law Conference on Friday, April 14, 2023. This year, the Center’s 35th Annual Labor and Employment...

  • Marine Law Symposium

    ThuApr20
    - RWU Law Bristol Campus

    Can Offshore Wind Development Have a Net Positive Impact on Biodiversity? Regulatory and Scientific Perspectives and Consideration Thursday, April 20 - Friday, April 21, 2023 Check back for program...

  • Reception in honor of David A. Logan

    WedApr26
    - Cafe Nuovo | One Citizens Plaza | Providence, Rhode Island

    After 41 years of teaching (20 years at RWU Law), David A. Logan has retired. Join Dean Gregory W. Bowman, the legal community, and the RWU Law community as we celebrate David A. Logan. Save the Date...

  • School of Law Awards Ceremony & Reception

    MonMay15
    - Glen Manor House | Three Frank Coelho | Portsmouth, RI

    Dean Gregory W. Bowman, faculty, and staff look forward to celebrating the School of Law Class of 2023. Invitation is for law graduate only, no guests. 4:30 – 5:30 PM Awards Ceremony 5:30 – 7:30 PM...

  • School of Law Commencement

    FriMay19
    - RWU Bristol Campus

    School of Law Commencement Friday, May 19, 2023 We look forward to celebrating Commencement with the Class of 2023. All School of Law graduates are invited to participate in the main Roger Williams...

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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.