The first African-American woman to serve as District Attorney in Massachusetts, Rachael Rollins will deliver one of her first public addresses here at RWU Law on January 23. Her topics will include mass incarceration and criminal justice reform.
Dean Yelnosky says Governor Raimondo’s nominations represent a “bold and long overdue step” to add diversity to the state judiciary
From the Bangor Daily News: "Democrats elected as Maine attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer" By Alex Acquisto, BDN Staff December 5, 2018 "Flexing the power that comes with significant
BRISTOL, R.I., Nov. 26, 2018 – For the first time, a Roger Williams University School of Law student is receiving one of the coveted Skadden Fellowships that allow talented young lawyers to pursue
BRISTOL, R.I., Nov. 15, 2018 – The National Criminal Defense College will hold its Trial Practice Institute at the Roger Williams University School of Law for the first time this summer. A pair of
BRISTOL, R.I. – The 11th Marine Law Symposium will bring top experts to the Roger Williams University School of Law on Friday, Nov. 16, to address legal strategies for climate adaptation in coastal
BRISTOL, R.I., Nov. 1, 2018 – The Roger Williams University School of Law on Thursday announced that Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick will join the law school’s Board of Directors. “Collin and
Baxter, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics, will be the first RWU graduate to lead the board.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit sat at RWU Law Tuesday. Law students observed four actual hearings (argued by School of Law alumni), then enjoyed a Q & A session with the judges.
RWU Law is more than twice as diverse as it was just seven years ago –- a shift that's making the school stronger than ever.
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.