Payment Policy

Payment of Charges & Registration for Courses 

Tuition and Fees are payable before the beginning of each semester, August 1st for the Fall, May 15th for Summer and January 2nd for the Spring Semesters. Payment may be made in cash or personal check in person at The Office of Student Finance and Records. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and electronic checking/savings account payments may be made through the RWU Student Account Center. (Please note there is a 2.85% non-refundable convenience fee for all credit and debit card payments. The Law School considers each student responsible for payment of all charges. Obligations that are not paid in full by the above due dates will be payable upon demand and assessed a $325.00 late fee.

Students shall not be permitted to register for the next semester's classes until all outstanding balances for the current semester have been paid in full. A student is considered registered only when all prior balances, present tuition, and all other charges for the semester have been paid in full. Roger Williams University School of Law reserves the right to cancel registration for delinquent payments, partial payment or non-payment. Outstanding balances are subject to a 1% per month interest charge. Students are responsible for all collection costs incurred by the Law School with respect to their delinquent accounts.

Registration for returning students occurs during October for the spring semester, March for the summer semester and April for the following fall semester.

As early as possible, students and families needing financial information or assistance in financing a Roger Williams University School of Law education are urged to contact the Graduate Financial Aid Office at 1-401-254-4510.

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.