School of Law Bookstore

All books and course materials are available through the Roger Williams University Bookstore, located on campus in the Lower Commons. You may contact the bookstore by phone at (401) 254-4592.

Using Financial Aid for Purchases

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Students may use pending financial aid to purchase books and other course materials from the RWU bookstore. To use financial aid, select “FA Link” for payment. You will need your student ID number to complete your purchase. The last day to make purchases using FA Link is August 12, 2019.

If you have questions about your pending financial aid or your eligibility to use FA Link, please contact Financial Aid.

Legal Practice Course Materials

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All Legal Practice sections use the same course materials. You may select any section when ordering books for this course.

Renting v. Buying

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The bookstore recommends that you purchase your books (rather than rent) for all courses except Criminal Law. Rental prices displayed online are for one semester. Because most of your first year courses will run the entire first year, purchasing your books (either new or used) may be a more economical option. Please ask the bookstore staff for information.

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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.