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  • Dorothy R. Crockett Classroom Dedication

    - Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI

    Roger Williams University School of Law Proudly Presents A Special Classroom Dedication Honoring Dorothy Russell Crockett Bartleson Rhode Island's First African-American Woman Lawyer Admitted to the...

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    RWU Law – Bristol Campus

    Title IX: As the Pendulum Swings -- A discussion of due process and campus climate as it relates to shifts in Title IX regulations. 8:30 AM Registration 9:00 AM Program Additional details forthcoming.

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  • School of Law Commencement

    RWU School of Law | Bristol Campus

    School of Law Commencement Friday, May 15, 2020 12:30 p.m. Bristol Campus Open Seating FAQs

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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.