Incoming Student Checklist

Welcome to RWU School of Law! This checklist of items will help you prepare for your fall campus arrival. Please complete all checklist items below. Please note that some items are for late July, as we get closer to the academic year.

Accepted Students Website

RWU Login Guide

Checklist Items to Complete

To do: now

To do: after July 1, 2021

  • Log in to the RWU Billing Site, review your fall semester bill and finalize your payment options after July 1, 2021
  • Consider Tuition Insurance coverage
  • Complete Online Training Courses – Students will receive an email directly to their RWU email with information about two required online courses. (Mid-July)
  • Visit the RWU Bookstore Website to order books and course materials (Late-July, after schedules are released)

To do: after August 1, 2021


Close Course Type Descriptions

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.