Health Insurance

Health Insurance Information for Academic Year 2019-2020

Roger Williams University requires all law students (JD and MSL) to have adequate health insurance coverage. Roger Williams University has partnered with University Health Plans to offer a comprehensive Student Health Insurance Plan for our students. All School of Law students (JD & MSL) are automatically enrolled in and billed for the University's Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who provide proof of adequate coverage under an existing plan may waive the University's Student Health Insurance Plan.

All students are required to complete an online enrollment or waiver form by August 1, 2019. Students who do not complete an online waiver will be automatically enrolled in and billed for the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan.

For detailed information about the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan, and to enroll or waive coverage, please visit University Health Plans

2019-2020 Plan Information:
Coverage Period: August 14, 2019 – August 13, 2020
Annual premium: $1,767
Deadline to waive coverage: August 15, 2019

Enrollment and Waiver Process:
Please visit University Health Plans to enroll or waive coverage. Students will need their student ID number and date of birth. New students will receive their student ID numbers via email in mid-June.

If you have questions about the University's student health insurance plan enrollment or waiver process, contact University Health Plans at 800-437-6448 or info@univhealthplans.com. If you are having problems with your RWU student ID number, law students should contact the Office of Student Finance & Records at 401-254-4657.

WAIVER REQUIREMENTS
If a student is currently insured under another insurance policy that is comparable to the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan and does not wish to have coverage under the University sponsored plan, the student may waive out of the insurance by completing the waiver form by August 15, 2019.  It is important you review your current insurance policy to confirm it meets the following criteria:

  • Your plan must be ACA compliant.
  • Your plan must provide insured benefits for doctors, hospitals, labs, pharmacies and behavioral health providers in Rhode Island.
  • Services must be accessible in Rhode Island near the Roger Williams Campus.
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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.