Optional On-Campus Health Services

Academic Year 2019-2020

Regardless of a student’s enrollment in the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan or another plan, law students have the option of signing up for the optional Roger Williams University Health Services for an annual fee of $400 ($200 per semester), which entitles the student to use Health Services on campus. Students who do not enroll in University’s Health Services may not access the Health Services Clinic but may use their private insurance to seek care at area walk-in clinics or private physician’s offices.

Health Services is located on the second floor of the Center for Student Development. Health Services provides a variety of clinical services to include treatment of illness or injury, routine physicals, GYN exams, contraception, immunizations, and limited lab and pharmacy services.  The Health Services fee does not cover all costs associated with an office visit. Additional fees will be incurred for routine physicals, GYN exams, immunizations, and prescriptions. The student’s health insurance will be billed for labs, specialty referrals, and Emergency Room/Urgent Care visits; therefore, a current health insurance card must be on file at Health Services to facilitate direct insurance billing for these services. Health Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. Health Services follows the undergraduate academic calendar. The clinic is closed when classes are not in session and on all University holidays.  Limited services are available during the winter and spring break. After hours medical care is available at Bristol Medical Center Walk-In Clinic or South Coast Urgent Care. Emergency care is available at Newport Hospital or St. Anne’s Hospital.

Detailed information on Health Services can be found on the RWU Health Services webpage. To enroll, please contact the Office of Student Finance and Records.

To enroll for the 2019-2020 academic year, complete the Enrollment Form  and return it to the Office of Student Finance and Records.


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.