Upcoming Events for Incoming Students

Over the coming weeks, RWU Law will offer various live online opportunities to connect with your new law school community. Invitations are emailed to all admits and posted in the Class of 2023 Facebook group.  We have already hosted a number of on-line sessions with faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Click here to view these panels are other video resources.

Thursday, June 25 @ 2pm & 3:15pm
Housing Panel & Trivia

  • Housing Panel: Join a group of current RWU Law students as they talk about relocating to Rhode Island and their experiences as they chose which community to live in and navigated the rental market. Register here.
  • Trivia: Who doesn't love a little friendly competition? Join your future classmates for a game of trivia, where the winning team gets bragging rights before even stepping on campus. Register here.


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.