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  • 25th Annual Barrister's Ball

    SatFeb24
    Omni Providence Hotel

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association 6:30 PM Meet & Greet 7:30 PM Dinner & Dancing Omni Providence Hotel One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island A special overnight room rate of $106 has...

  • RWU Law Alumni Reception

    MonFeb26
    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...

  • DC Info Session for Prospective Students

    MonFeb26
    - Washington D.C. 20037

    Join a member of our admissions team in Washington, DC for an opportunity to discuss the unique program offerings at RWU Law and the law school application process. This event immediately precedes an...

  • Law Alumni United States Supreme Court Swearing-In Ceremony

    TueFeb27
    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...

  • Accepted Students Day (3/5/18)

    MonMar5
    - School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Applicants admitted to the RWU Law Class of 2021 are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Monday, March 5th! The day will begin at 10:00 AM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island (optional...

  • NYC Info Session for Prospective Students

    ThuMar8
    - TGA NYC, 320 W 36th St, New York, NY 10018

    Join a member of our admissions team in Washington, DC for an opportunity to discuss the unique program offerings at RWU Law and the law school application process. This event immediately precedes an...

  • NYC Law Alumni Reception

    ThuMar8
    - TGA NYC

    Join Dean Michael J. Yelnosky, alumni, students and staff in NYC! Thursday, March 8 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. TGA NYC 320 West 36th Street New York, NY REGISTER ONLINE $15/ per person Appetizers & one dri...

  • Accepted Students Day (4/6/18)

    FriApr6
    All Day School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Accepted Students Day is a wonderful opportunity for those admitted to RWU Law for Fall 2018 to meet each other, tour the school, chat with faculty members, and get better acquainted with the law scho...

  • Litigation Academy: Deposition Skills Program

    WedApr25
    All Day Federal Courthouse in Providence, Rhode Island

    The United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island, in partnership with the Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, is proud...

  • Accepted Students Day (4/27/18)

    FriApr27
    All Day School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Accepted Students Day is a wonderful opportunity for those admitted to RWU Law for Fall 2018 to meet each other, tour the school, chat with faculty members, and get better acquainted with the law scho...

  • Law Commencement

    FriMay18
    School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Save the date for the 2018 Commencement ceremony.

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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.