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  • RWU Law Alumni Reception

    The Wink Hotel, DC Dupont Circle Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

    Monday, February 26, 2018 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Pre-Admissions Reception) 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (Alumni Reception) The Wink Hotel 1143 New Hampshire Avenue NW Washington, DC 20037 Join Dean Michael J...

  • Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

    U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC

    United States Supreme Court Bar Admission RWU Law Alumni Swearing-in Ceremony U.S. Supreme Court, Washington, DC The Roger Williams University School of Law announces its ninth United States Supreme C...

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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.