Employer Perspectives

“We have hired a number of students from Roger Williams in recent years and been very happy with the connection between CPCS and the law school. Our lawyers from Rogers Williams have received a solid legal education, as well as first rate training in public defense work through the criminal clinic. Our Roger Williams’ grads are highly skilled and deeply dedicated public defenders. We hope to maintain a close relationship with Roger Williams in the years to come.”

Andrew Silverman
Deputy Chief Counsel, Public Defender Division
Committee for Public Counsel Services
Fall River, Massachusetts

“Motley Rice has been consistently impressed with the enthusiasm, work product and professionalism of the RWU law students and graduates we have had the pleasure of working with. We currently employ two RWU School of Law graduates. The performance of these graduates continues to exceed our expectations; they were obviously well-prepared during their time at RWU to hit the ground running as new attorneys. In addition, over the past five years, we have hired eight RWU law students as law clerks in our Providence office. We hope to continue this mutually beneficial relationship with the law school for years to come.”

Don Migliori
Member Attorney
Motley Rice, Attorneys at Law
Providence, RI

“Burns and Levinson currently employs three graduates of the law school and we have had nothing but a positive experience with these young lawyers. RWU graduates come to us well prepared, enthusiastic about the practice of law, and ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work. This firm is optimistic that we have begun a long and beneficial relationship with the law school at Roger Williams. If past is prologue, we are on the right track here.”

David Rosenblatt
Managing Partner
Burns & Levinson LLP
Boston, Massachusetts

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.