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Solidarity Photo

Stronger Together: A Black Law Student Association Photoshoot

By Julia Rubin and Xaviea Brown

On Saturday, members of the Black Law Student Association, alumni and supporters gathered at the State House to take a solidarity photo, showing their unity and their presence on campus and in the field of law.

Gillian Lester

A Place at the Table

Michael M. Bowden

At RWU Law's Inaugural Women in Law Leadership Lecture, Columbia Law dean Gillian Lester urged young women lawyers and law students to be confident "you have a place at the table."

Robin Steinberg

‘Injustice Dehumanizes Everyone It Touches’

Michael M. Bowden

Robin Steinberg, CEO of The Bail Project, argues that pre-trial detention, fueled by unaffordable cash bail, has created "a human rights crisis" that discriminates by race, status and class.

Photo of Blake Liggio

Broadening the Perspective

Michael M. Bowden

One of the nation’s first out transgender law partners in BigLaw talks about making a place for trans lawyers – and what the profession stands to gain from the effort.

Linn Foster Freedman

Among the Trailblazers

Michael M. Bowden

Cybersecurity lawyer Linn Foster Freedman, a longtime RWU Law board member and philanthropist, is honored with a classroom in her name.

Gonzalez Photo

Tough Talk on Asylum

Michael M. Bowden

Honored as keynote at a Lawyers Weekly Newsmaker Reception, Professor Deborah Gonzalez pulls no punches on immigration policies at the southern border.

Photo of Laurie Barron

AALS Honors Barron with Major Pro Bono Award

Michael M. Bowden

Longtime Feinstein Center director Laurie Barron has been honored for expanding legal services by ‘forwarding the ethic of pro bono service’ in the law school and beyond.

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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.