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  • Accepted Students Day - Friday, May 8, 2020

    FriMay8
    All Day RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    Due to covid-19, we are in the midst of precautionary discussions regarding our 2020 Accepted Students Days - at this point, no decision has been made on the May 8, 2020 Accepted Students Day...

  • School of Law Commencement

    FriMay15
    RWU School of Law | Bristol Campus

    School of Law Commencement Friday, May 15, 2020 12:30 p.m. Bristol Campus Open Seating FAQs

  • How to Prepare for Law School Workshop & BBQ

    FriJun12
    - Roger Williams University School of Law

    This event is for students accepted into the Class of 2023. Registration will begin at 9:30 AM. Various departments throughout the law school will be open to visit including: Career Development, the...

  • Jump Start Program

    MonAug3
    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law

    The Jump Start Program takes place the week before Orientation. It's designed to assist students in their transition to law school and help them reach their fullest potential. Most students who attend...

  • New Student Orientation

    TueAug11
    All Day Roger Williams University School of Law

    Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students. Orientation will begin on the morning of August 11 and will continue through August 14. Please note that formal business attire is required for...

  • Is This a Christian Nation?

    FriSep25
    - RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island

    A Roger Williams University School of Law Symposium Did the Founders intend the United States of America to be a Christian nation? Does it violate the Establishment Clause of the Constitution to have...

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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.