Black Lives Matter: Resource Guide

RWU Law has a longstanding commitment to non-discrimination, diversity, and inclusion. Since June, the RWU Law Library has been working to create a Black Lives Matter resource guide for our students and our community. This resource guide can be found online here.
This guide is a community effort and contains resources recommended by faculty, staff, and students. This guide is a living work which will continue to grow and change. We know that just reading books on antiracism is not enough. The guide and the books are only tools to be used to build understanding and promote positive change. The library has been working to supplement its collection in the areas of antiracism, criminal justice reform, and culturally responsive pedagogy. We have already begun working on two new pages for the guide and will continue this work throughout the semester.
If you have suggestions for content for the guide, please reach out to us. If you have any questions or comments about this project, please email us 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.