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Aaron Frey ' 08

RWU Law Alum Elected Attorney General of Maine

Michael Donnelly-Boylen

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


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Bailey and Kilpatrick Join RWU School of Law Board

Edward Fitzpatrick

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

Selya Portrait

The First Circuit at RWU Law

Michael M. Bowden and Julia Rubin

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.

Diversity at RWU Law

Diversity, Front and Center

Michael M. Bowden

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.

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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.