The Roger Williams University Law Review invites co-authorship submissions for their Justice for All Edition!
The phrase “Justice for All” is a foundational principle of American law, but the term is oftenfiction. The legal system regularly excludes people for reasons that have nothing to do with the merits of their case, and legal actors regularly work to uphold these exclusions rather than committing to expand access.
In an effort to expand the opportunity to publish and to expand the varied viewpoints that are so crucial to Justice for All’s mission, the Roger Williams University School of Law’s Academic Standards Committee has allowed collaborative scholarship that is created for the Justice for All edition of the Law Review to satisfy the graduation writing requirement. 
These pieces of co-authorship may be between two law students, a law student and a faculty member, a law student and a graduate student, or a law student and a practitioner. 
In order to satisfy the writing requirement, a student must write a portion of the co-authored submission that is at least 5500 words, reflects substantial legal research, and presents a legal argument that is well-developed, organized, and supported. A faculty advisor must supervise the work and confirm that the graduation writing requirement has been met by each co-author. If you are a student considering a piece of co-authorship, please contact the editors below to ensure you are following the correct guidelines to have the piece count toward your writing requirement. 
This edition will focus on the transformation in gender law over the past century. Submissions should consider how gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, spirituality, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, abilities, age, and/or socioeconomic status intersect with the law. Pieces should be centered around the transformation that has occurred and how further transformation may be possible in the courtroom or the classroom. Both traditional research pieces (Between 7,000-10,000 words), as well as shorter, practical, impact pieces, will be considered.

Writers from varied disciplinary backgrounds are welcomed and previously unpublished scholars are strongly encouraged to submit.
The deadline to submit a piece of co-authorship solely for publication is Wednesday, November 15, 2023. Please send your submissions to with “JFA- Transforming Gender Law” in the subject line. Please be sure to include your name and the contact information for each author. Please contact,, and with any questions.

The Roger Williams University Law Review accepts unsolicited manuscripts and letters.  Submissions are normally accepted on a rolling basis.

All manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced, and on 8″ x 11″ paper; footnotes should conform with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020), copyright by the Columbia, Harvard, and University of Pennsylvania Law Reviews and the Yale Law Journal.

Although the Law Review reserves the right to edit all manuscripts and letters, it is the goal of the Law Review to preserve the individuality of each author’s work.  The Law Review edits articles for spelling, grammar, citation form, and other technical matters.  Neither the author’s writing style nor the substantive article structure is revised without the express consent of the author.

Copyright is reserved by the Law Review to all material published by the Law Review, absent express agreement to the contrary.

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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.


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