Tuition and Fees

Building on our 26-year legacy as Rhode Island’s only law school, and a leading institution in Southern New England, RWU Law's tuition for the 2020-21 academic year is $39,865, making us the best-priced ABA-accredited private law school in the Northeast – and one of the best legal education values on the entire East Coast.



New Incoming Class Fall 2020

$19,932.50/semester for 12-18 credits ($39,865 for fall and spring tuition)   

Students enrolling in fewer than 12 credits will be charged on a per credit basis at $1,330 per credit.

Master of Studies in Law Degree (MSL)

$977 per credit

Fees (2020-2021)

Student Fees$1,450/year
Parking Permit$185/year
RWU Student Health Insurance$2,021/year
Health Services Fee (Optional) $200/semester

All Fall 2020 incoming law students must be covered by an adequate health insurance policy.  Those who are covered under an existing health insurance plan may waive the University sponsored student health insurance.  To waive, students are required to decline the University’s insurance plan and provide information on their existing plan by completing the form available at 

Service Fees 

Official Transcript$5 per copy
Late Payment fee


Return Check Fee$30 Each Occurrence 







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.