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  • Returning Students Orientation

    - Room 283

    Upper Division Orientation is designed to provide the important information and reminders for returning students. This mandatory session covers specifics about the Pro Bono Experiential Learning...

  • Women in Robes

    - Providence Marriott Hotel

    Sponsored by the Women's Law Society of Roger Williams University School of Law Celebrating the first sixty years (1920-1979) of female attorneys in Rhode Island. Providence Marriott Hotel One Orms...

  • New England Clinical Conference

    - RWU School of Law, Providence Campus, One Empire Street

    Old Strategies, New Strategies: Refining Your Experiential Teaching. 8:00 AM-9:00 AM Registration 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Program Save the Date for the annual New England Clinical Conference to be held at...

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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.