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  • Info Session for Prospective Students

    MonOct29
    RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    We invite you to attend an Info Session on Monday, October 29, 2018 at our scenic coastal main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island! You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Admissions...

  • Providence Law School Fair

    SatNov10
    RWU Law Experiential Campus- 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

    Representatives from law schools across the country will be in downtown Providence on November 10th to meet with potential applicants. This is your chance to meet with decision makers at regional and...

  • Veterans Day Ceremony

    MonNov12
    GHH Atrium

    On behalf of the ROTC and Interim President Andrew Workman, we invite you to attend a Veterans Day Ceremony to honor those within our community who have served our country. The ceremony will be held...

  • Town Hall

    WedNov14
    - 285

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

  • Free HIV Testing

    WedNov14
    - Health Services

    AIDS Project Rhode Island is partnering with RWU Health Services to offer free, anonymous, and confidential HIV testing to all students. Other sexually transmitted illness (STI) testing will be...

  • Legal Strategies for Climate Adaptation in Coastal New England

    FriNov16
    - Roger Williams University School of Law

    This symposium will focus on how state and local governments in coastal New England can overcome legal barriers to climate adaptation. Speakers will discuss the opportunities for state and municipal...

  • Info Session for Prospective Students

    MonNov19
    RWU Law Main Campus- 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809

    We invite you to attend an Info Session on Monday, November 19, 2018 at our scenic coastal main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island! You will have the opportunity to meet with a member of our Admissions...

  • Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception

    WedDec5
    - Citizens Plaza Rotunda

    Join fellow RWU Law alumni, faculty, staff and friends for a special evening to celebrate the season. Law Alumni Association Holiday Reception Wednesday, December 5, 2018 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m....

  • Free HIV Testing

    WedDec12
    - Health Services

    AIDS Project Rhode Island is partnering with RWU Health Services to offer free, anonymous, and confidential HIV testing to all students. Other sexually transmitted illness (STI) testing will be...

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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.