Disability Accomodations

The Law School endeavors to assist students with disabilities to complete law school successfully, and will permit students with documented disabilities reasonable accommodations necessary to enable students to undertake the prescribed course of study.

The Law School will permit suitable accommodations concerning class schedule, examinations, and other services, on an individual basis. Such accommodations will at all times be consistent with the School’s educational mission.

Students requesting accommodations and/or support services under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 must provide documentation of the disability which substantially limits a major life activity. All requests for accommodations must be filed with the Assistant Dean of Students no less than thirty (30) days in advance of the date for which accommodations are requested. In order to accurately determine the appropriate accommodations, the documentation should be current and reflective of the student's current functioning. In all cases, the documentation should be appropriate to the anticipated setting. Accommodations provided for individuals with temporary disabling conditions may be subject to periodic review.

For more information, please contact Assistant Dean of Students Lorraine Lalli and refer to Article VIII of the Student Handbook.

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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.