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  • 30th 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 OVERNIGHT SPECIAL ROOM RATE: A limited...

  • Champions for Justice 2024

    - Graduate Providence

    As we celebrate 30 years of impacting the community through our pro bono programs, clinics, and externships, please join us for a reimagined Champions for Justice. 5:00 PM VIP Sponsor Reception 5:30...

  • 5th Annual Women in Law Leadership Lecture

    - RWU Law Bristol Campus - Law 283

    The fifth annual Roger Williams University School of Law Leadership Lecture will feature Rosie Hidalgo , Director, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), U.S. Department of Justice. 4:30 PM Lecture -...

  • Labor and Employment Law Conference

    - RWU Law | Bristol Campus

    URI’s Schmidt Center for Labor Relations and Human Resources is presenting its Labor and Employment Law Conference on Friday, April 5, 2024 . This year, the Center’s 36th Annual Labor and Employment...

  • Law Review Reunion Reception

    - Providence GPub

    Join the Roger Williams University Law Review , the Roger Williams University School of Law Alumni Association, Dean Gregory W. Bowman , and current Law Review Editor-in-Chief Stefanie Fischer for an...

  • Law Alumni Washington, DC Reception

    - Busboys and Poets

    Join fellow RWU Law Alumni and meet Dean Gregory W. Bowman for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in Washington, DC Reception & Cash Bar Busboys and Poets Giovanni Reading Room 450 K St. NW Washington...

  • AMDiP - Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals

    - RWU Law | Ten Metacom Avenue | Bristol | Rhode Island

    The 17th Annual Meeting of Law School Diversity Professionals will be held at Roger Williams University School of Law - Bristol Campus. I am DEIB: Daring. Encouraged. Inspired. Bold. Program &...

  • School of Law Commencement

    - RWU Bristol Campus

    We invite law school graduates and their guests to visit the Roger Williams University Commencement 2024 webpage for the most up to date information on the 2024 Commencement Ceremony and related...

  • RWU Law Alumni Association Breakfast & Annual Meeting

    - Rhode Island Convention Center

    Rhode Island Convention Center First Floor West Lobby One Sabin Street Providence, Rhode Island 7:45 AM – 9:15 AM Hot Buffet Breakfast Calling all RWU Law Alumni! Please join Dean Gregory W. Bowman...

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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.