Law Review Publications

The Law Review publishes three issues throughout the academic year. The Winter issue is devoted to topics with a national focus. The Spring issue revolves around topics germane to the Rhode Island legal landscape, including a survey of new Rhode Island law, and includes student reviews of recent legislative enactments, as well as an analysis of significant Rhode Island Supreme Court opinions. As the only law review in the state, the Law Review is uniquely qualified to publish scholarship in this field. Additionally, each year the Law Review publishes an issue featuring articles from academic symposia at the Law School.

  • Our current and past issues can be viewed online and downloaded in pdf form, hosted on the Roger Williams University digital repository.
  • You can also find copies of our editions on HeinOnline.
  • Hard copies of past issues of the Roger Williams University Law Review are available for $15 per issue.  Inquiries should be directed to
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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.