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  • Rhode Island Urban Debate League-100 Steps Toward Justice

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    It’s a civic education and student voice dream scenario: All happening live-streamed with a panel of super important legal experts, judges, elected officials, activists and an audience of community...

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    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...

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    You are invited - Making History: The NAACP and the ACLU Mahogane Reed - NAACP Cynthia Roseberry - ACLU Following brief histories of the ACLU & NAACP, Roseberry & Reed will discuss priorities and...

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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.