Study Rooms

*** Make a reservation. ***
Law school students, faculty, administration, and staff ONLY

*Student ID is required to check out room key at the circulation desk.*

Class Accommodations

To arrange for use of a study room for class when necessary to accommodate online/in-person class conflicts, students should contact the library at

Room Reservation Policy

There are five individual use rooms, three group study rooms, and two large group study rooms which can be used by current RWU law students. Use of all rooms is governed by this room reservation policy which covers reservations, use, renewals, cancellations, and consequences of the misuse of rooms.


First Floor Study Rooms Map

Reservations may be made for up to one week in advance of the current date by placing a reservation using the online room reservation system. Reservations will not be accepted at the circulation desk.

  • Individual Use Study Rooms (rooms 171, 183, 184, 186, 187) – May be reserved by individual current RWU Law students. These rooms are also suitable for use by a small group of two to four.
  • Group Study Rooms (rooms 172, 173, 261) – May be reserved by groups of two to six. 
  • Large Group Study Rooms (rooms 268c, 278) – May be reserved by groups of four to eight. 

* All members of the intended group must be listed by first and last name in each reservation. *

Reservations are limited to one block of time per day. The block of time may be for a maximum of three hours.  Each person may only be part of one reservation, individual or group, per day. Reservations may start on the hour or half hour.


Individuals using a room must:

  • Leave the room promptly at the end of their reserved time and return the key to the circulation desk. 


At the end of each reservation period, an individual/group may renew the reservation at the Circulation Desk for up to three hours if the room has not been reserved by another individual or group at staff's discretion.

Reservation Cancellations and Misuse of Rooms

Map showing second floor study room locations

  • Failure to appear for a reserved time slot within 15 minutes of the start of the time slot will result in the cancellation of the reservation and the room will become available for others to use.
  • Possessions left in rooms reserved by other patrons will be subject to removal by library staff.
  • Failure to comply with these policies may result in the cancellation of your reservation.
  • Continued failure to comply with the policy will result in loss of the privilege to make room reservations for the remainder of the current semester.
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.