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Experiential Learning

Are You Experienced?

Michael M. Bowden

At 25, RWU Law is doing more than ever to ensure its students know how to think like lawyers, act like lawyers – and do good while doing well.

Aaron M. Frey

Meet Maine’s New AG, Aaron Frey ’08

Michael M. Bowden

As attorney general, Frey will focus on Maine's opioid crisis, criminal justice reform, environmental safeguards and relations with its tribal nations.

Rachael Rollins

Boston's New DA Will Deliver MLK Address

Michael M. Bowden

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.

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


Photos of Collin Bailey and J. Scott Kilpatrick

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

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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.