Off-Campus Access to Digital Resources

Off-Campus Access to Digital Resources

Off-campus access to the Law Library's digital resources is available to Roger Williams University School of Law faculty, students, and staff using the links from Law Library's Digital Resources page and WebCatalog. All patrons also have the ability to view their own Patron Record.

With both options, the library software will prompt you to provide your name, library barcode, and PIN.

  • The library barcode is on the back of your School of Law ID and will start with the number "25166...".
  • Your PIN is six alpha/numeric characters selected by you.

You should see a Login screen like the one below:

Login screenshot

If you do not have a PIN and need to establish one for the first time, enter the following on the Login screen:

  • Your name in the Name field.
  • Your barcode in the Bar Code field (from the back of your RWU Law ID (starts with 25166….).
  • Any character in the PIN field (any number or letter).
  • Click on the Submit button or press ENTER.

The system will recognize if you do not already have a PIN and take you to the page on which you can create a PIN:

Establish a PIN screenshot

If you already have a PIN, you will receive the message “Sorry, the information you submitted was invalid. Please try again.”

Invalid information screenshot

If you already have a PIN and do not remember it:

  • Click on the Forgot Your PIN? link (see below).
  • You will receive an email with a link to reset your PIN.
  • The email will go to your RWU email address.
  • Use the link supplied to reset your PIN.

Forgot your PIN? screenshot

If you still have problems, please contact the law library to verify that your patron record is up-to-date.

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.