Rhode Island’s only law school acquires the U.S.’s leading maritime law periodical, a boon for the profession and students alike.
Justice Neil M. Gorsuch relies heavily on an article by Professor David Logan in arguing that the court should have heard a challenge to its landmark 1964 holding in New York Times v. Sullivan.
This fall, RWU Law becomes one of just a handful of law schools nationwide to introduce a new required course on “Race & the Foundations of American Law” to its core legal curriculum.
Marianna Nava, a rising 2L at RWU Law, has been selected to receive a Federal Magistrate Judges Association (FMJA) Fellowship in the program’s inaugural year.
‘Many people in our country acknowledge Juneteenth as a celebration of freedom—and it is that. Yet this date is also a reminder of deferred justice for those who continue to chase true freedom.’
Roger Williams University School of Law is proud to announce that Ralph E. Tavares, Jr., Director of Diversity and Outreach, was awarded the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding
RWU Law's Class of 2021 celebrates a hybrid commencement as the nation emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.
Brittany L. Raposa, RWU Law Associate Director & Professor of Bar Support, has been voted by the Class of 2021 as Professor of the Year!
David Coombs, Roger Williams University School of Law's Chief Justice Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law, has been voted by the Class of 2021 as Adjunct Professor of the Year!
The Class of 2021 has voted Ann Marie Thompson, RWU Law's assistant director of Student Finance & Records, as Staff Person of the Year!
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.