With our main campus in Bristol and our experiential campus in Providence - Rhode Island's capital city - RWU Law provides students with the best of both worlds for their law career.
Our main campus is located in Bristol, Rhode Island, a classic New England village on the shores of Mount Hope Bay. A perfect sanctuary for study and reflection, it provides the foundation of your time at RWU Law. The school of law building serves as the center of legal thought and research in Rhode Island and regularly draws visiting scholars and jurists from around the state and the nation.
Starting in your second year and continuing into your third, you can choose to spend more and more time at our experiential campus in Providence, Rhode Island's capital and the hub of its legal, business and cultural communities.
An exciting and dynamic yet compact city, Providence is home to state and federal courthouses, government offices, private law firms, public interest organizations, corporate law departments and more – all within easy walking distance. For law students, the synergies can be truly transformative.
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.
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.