On Spring Break, RWU Law students are providing free legal services in 17 locations, from Cranston to Haiti -- "looking access to justice right in the eye.”
Joe Wilson Jr., star of Trinity Rep’s “The Mountaintop,” will deliver 1842 speech by black Anglican priest credited with winning African-American voting rights in RI
In the wake of Edward Snowden’s disclosures, the Obama administration had to address a daunting series of challenges on surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy.
Professor Jared Goldstein says U.S. must learn from mistakes of Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese Internment policy; heed lessons taught by Roger Williams.
RWU Law announces it will provide two Syrian refugees with full scholarships as part of a consortium of schools vowing to help those from the war-torn country.
Chelsea Manning's longtime counsel, RWU Law Professor David Coombs, is "shocked and overjoyed" by President Obama's decision to commute sentence.
Dean Michael Yelnosky discusses why a Trump Supreme Court is likely to overturn 40 years of precedent on public sector collective bargaining agreements.
RWU Law, Latino Policy Institute study finds that issuing driver's licenses to undocumented Rhode Islanders would mean safer roads, better opportunities.
Professor David Logan discusses why Trump's threat to "open up libel laws" is ill-informed -- and why that may not matter in terms of its ability to chill zealous reporting.
Study shows RWU Law is a national leader in placing students into career-launching clerkships.
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.