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.

Single Sign On Access

Single sign on allows you to access digital resources using the same User name and password which you use to access the RWU campus portal.

  • For students the User name is: [your_default]@academics.rwu
  • For law faculty & staff: the User name is [your_default]

You will see a Login screen like the one below:

Single Sign On Login Screen

If you encounter any difficulties accessing the Law Library's Digital Resources, please contact us at

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.