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  • Litigation Academy: Oral Advocacy In Court

    TueDec20
    - Federal Building and Courthouse, One Exchange Terrace, Providence, RI

    This program focuses on developing skills to present an effective oral argument in court. Students will be provided with reading materials addressing the mechanics of an effective courtroom...

  • Champions for Justice

    FriJan27
    - Omni Providence Hotel

    Please join us on Friday, January 27, 2023 for a special evening that celebrates and supports the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access...

  • Champions for Justice

    FriJan27
    - Omni Providence Hotel

    Please join us on Friday, January 27, 2023 for a special evening that celebrates and supports the students, alumni, partners and friends whose exceptional devotion to social justice increases access...

  • 6th Annual Stonewall Lecture

    ThuFeb2
    - School of Law | Law 262

    The 1969 Stonewall Riots marked a critical turn in the fight for LGBTQ rights, serving as the impetus for the formation of several gay, lesbian and bisexual civil rights organizations. Today we honor...

  • 19th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner

    WedMar29
    - Providence Marriott Hotel - One Orms Street - Providence, Rhode Island

    Please join us for an evening of discussion around issues of diversity and the law. Check back for registration details. Thank you for your interest. Meet the Moderator Braxton Howard Medlin, Esq, L...

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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.