Roger Williams University School of Law, Rhode Island’s only law school, is inviting Ocean State students from grades K through 12 to submit essays and drawings on how they have been inspired by the
One of Southern New England's top investigative reporters explains why pursuing a Master of Studies in Law at RWU Law makes sense.
In a quiet ceremony on November 4, RWU Law recognized Professor Michael J. Yelnosky – a founding faculty member of this institution and its Dean from 2014 to 2020 – by dedicating the law school’s
3L Louisa Fredey and law librarian Nicole Dyszlewski note that 2020 marks the centennial of two milestones – nationally, women gained the right to vote; and in Rhode Island, the right to practice law. But how have these events changed our world – and what comes next?
Remembering the special links between the Notorious RBG and Rhode Island's only law school ...
USA Today is honoring women who have made significant contributions to their respective states and country. Rhode Island’s list includes two members of the RWU Law family.
RWU Law honors the towering legacy of the longtime Congressman and civil rights icon through the memories of a former dean, Professor David Logan.
RWU Law's twin goals are (1) to keep you safe, and (2) to give you the best-quality legal education we can possibly deliver. Here's where you can dig into the details.
In a time of upheaval and change, Gregory W. Bowman, longtime dean of West Virginia’s only law school, brings his energy, experience and open-mindedness to Rhode Island’s only law school.
A visionary leader and champion of social justice in legal education, Yelnosky steered RWU Law from the wake of the Great Recession through the upheavals of the COVID-19 pandemic, continually positioning the school to remain “aggressively relevant.”
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.