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  • National Law School Mental Health Day Event

    - School of Law, Room 283

    Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Legal Profession In celebration of National Law Student Mental Health Day, Phi Alpha Delta, the Office of the Dean of Students, and the Student Bar Association wi...

  • Accepted Students Day (4/6/18)

    - School of Law — Bristol Campus

    Applicants admitted to the RWU Law Class of 2021 are invited to attend Accepted Students Day on Friday, April 6th! The day will begin at 10:00 AM at our main campus in Bristol, Rhode Island (optional...

  • Yoga Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Event

    - Rec Center, Aerobics Room B

    The Women's Law Society will be hosting our Yoga Fundraiser for Breast Cancer Event in Aerobics Room B in the campus Rec Center. RWU Law's very own Krystal Medeiros will be teaching the class. All pro...

  • Litigation Academy: Deposition Skills Program

    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)

    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

    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.


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.