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  • How to Prepare for Law School: BBQ/Mixer for Accepted Students

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

    Register Today! Applicants admitted to the fall 2018 incoming class are invited to join us on June 8th for a keynote presentation on "How to Prepare for Law School" by Kathy Thompson, Director of Acad...

  • New England Clinical Conference

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

    8:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Program Save the Date for the annual New England Clinical Conference to be held at Roger Williams University School of Law in Providence, Rhode Island. Check back...

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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.