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Fateful Decisions Led to the War in Ukraine

Gregory W. Bowman

In hindsight, this tragedy might have been avoided if we had listened to President Putin. ... There was another president who was also central to this sad tale. The West did not listen to him either.

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Welcome, Professor Bernard Freamon

Michael M. Bowden

Roger Williams University School of Law is proud to welcome a new member to its outstanding faculty: Professor Bernard K. Freamon is already hard at work refining and refocusing the law school’s new


Two RWU Law Lawmakers Fight to 'Let R.I. Vote'

Michael M. Bowden

While Congress struggles to pass federal voter rights legislation, a pair of RWU Law-affiliated lawmakers – Senator Dawn Euer L‘10 (D-RI District 13, Newport), and current 1L, House Majority Whip

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Meet the RBG Essay Contest Winners!

Michael M. Bowden

Roger Williams University School of Law is proud to announce the winning entries in its Second Annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Essay Contest.

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RWU Law Home to 'Stellar Faculty': Princeton Review

Michael M. Bowden

Influential blog uses data from 2022 edition of Princeton Review’s Best Law Schools to rank RWU Law among the nation's best for quality of teaching and faculty accessibility.

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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.