RWU School of Law Additional Orientation Events 2021

Please mark your calendar for these additional events being held during the first several weeks of the fall semester.

Multicultural Law Students Association (MCLSA) Movie Night

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Friday, August 13, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Law School Room 283

International Student Orientation Session - Required for Students on F-1 Visa Status

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Monday, August 16, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Roger Williams University Library

Welcome & Welcome Back Barbeque Hosted by Dean Bowman & the Student Bar Association

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Wednesday, August 18, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: School of Law, Front Lawn

Eastern Medicine Singers Drumming Circle - Hosted by the American Indian Law Students Association (AILSA)

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Friday, August 20, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Michael J. Yelnosky Patio (Law School Lower Level)

LGBTQ+ Alliance Presents: Ice Cream Social: “Not Out to Come In”

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Saturday, August 21, 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Jules Ice Cream, 446B Thames Street, Bristol, RI

Bike Ride to Colt State Park with Dean of Students Lorraine Lalli

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Sunday, August 22, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Meet at Independence Park in Bristol

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Honors Program Gathering

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Tuesday, August 24, 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bay View Room

Student Bar Association Organization Fair

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Wednesday, August 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Law School Second Floor Atrium

LLSA Presents: Q&A with Sabor Latino

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Thursday, August 26, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bay View Room

1L and Transfer Student Public Interest Luncheon

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Friday, August 27, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Bay View Room

Bristol Slave Trade Talk & Walking Tour Presented by Linden Place

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Friday, August 27, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Linden Place, 500 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809

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Orientation to the Experiential Education Programs - Required for 1L students

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Monday, August 30, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: School of Law Room 283

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.