Employment Outcomes

Few degrees are more versatile than the Juris Doctor. RWU Law’s Office of Career Development has the resources you’ll need to navigate a successful career path.

The legal market has endured a significant shift over the last five years. RWU Law is responding to the changing landscape by, among other efforts, increasing our already significant commitment to experiential education – more clinical opportunities, pro bono initiatives, simulation and skills courses and externships – all of which emphasize learning by doing, making our students more practice ready.

While such institutional measures cannot solve the broader employment picture facing recent and future graduates from all law schools, RWU Law graduates are putting their degrees to work in a broad array of professional contexts – from law firms to community service organizations; from public to corporate settings; and onward to politics, education or finance. View a list of representative employers.

To view our most recent employment statistics, click on the links below.

Class of 2016 Employment Outcomes

Class of 2015 Employment Outcomes

Class of 2014 Employment Outcomes

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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.