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.


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.