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Do Lord Remember Me: Black Church in RI

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

Professor David Logan

Logan on Trump and Libel Law

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.

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WSJ: Tuition Reduction Success Story

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The Wall Street Journal profiled RWU Law as one of "a handful of U.S. law schools" that successfully boosted enrollment in a down economy by reducing tuition.

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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.