Please note that the following hours apply to members of the RWU Law community, Roger Williams University faculty, and CRIARL faculty. Other library users should consult the library's Access Policy for applicable hours information.
NOTE: The Law Library DOORS will be CLOSED until further notice due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Staff will continue to be available to provide Reference services and other limited services Monday-Friday, 8:30-5:00.
For more information on Library hours or access, check the sign at the Library entrance or call the Circulation Desk at 401-254-4546.
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
School of Law Building Access
During the fall and spring semesters, all entrances to the School of Law building will be secured at 6:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 5:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday, except during holiday periods when all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier.
During the summer semester, all entrances to the School of Law building may be secured earlier than 5:00 p.m.
- Members of the School of Law community will need to use their university-issued ID with Smart Card activation, in order to gain access to the law school building after the entrances are secured.
- Visitors should plan accordingly.
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.
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.