Documentation must include, but not be limited to the following:

Name and professional credentials of the evaluator. 
The evaluator should have training and experience in the evaluation of learning disabilities.

The testing should include the following components, and the report should include all scores from these instruments as well as the evaluator's narrative description.

Aptitude Testing
(IQ & Information Processing Testing) 
Accepted examples of these instruments include, but are not limited to:

  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale- Third Edition (WAIS-III
  • Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised: Tests of Cognitive Ability (WJ-R)
  • Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale (4th Edition)(for intelligence testing)
  • Detroit Tests of Learning Aptitude-3 (DTLA-3) (for information processing)

Academic Achievement Testing (when available)
Accepted examples of these instruments include, but are not limited to:

  • Woodcock-Johnson Psychoeducational Battery-Revised: Tests of Achievement (WJ-R)
  • Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT)

Recommendations for Academic Accommodations
Recommendations for academic accommodations must be based upon both #2 and #3 above. Academic accommodations which are recommended must be related to the diagnostic information and its impact upon student functioning.

Please forward this information, marked confidential, to:

Lorraine N. Lalli
Assistant Dean of Students
Roger Williams University School of Law
10 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 254-4593
Fax: (401) 254-5359

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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.


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.