Why RWU Law?

The ONLY Law School in Rhode Island

RWU School of Law is the state's only law school. Because of that RWU Law offers you a level of access, connection and experience that few institutions can rival. Whether studying in our Bristol waterfront campus or experiential campus in downtown Providence, we have the undivided attention of our state's legal community.

We are the one
Clinical Experience

Guaranteed Clinical Experience

At RWU Law, you'll craft your own, personalized legal education from a vast array of clinical experiential options. We guarantee it.

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Committed to Community

Committed to Community

Community service is embedded in RWU Law's DNA. We believe that lawyers should use their legal skills to serve their communities.

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Affordable Tuition

Affordable Tuition

Our tuition guarantee makes us the best-priced ABA-accredited private law school in the Northeast. Lower tuition. Higher value. That's RWU Law.

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Trust the System

David E. Coombs, Visiting Professor of Law Juris Doctor

As Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s lead trial attorney, RWU Law Professor David E. Coombs kept telling his client: Trust the system, trust the system. Today, Coombs is the Chief Justice Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law at the Roger Williams University School of Law. And as he sat in his office, retracing his path from Boise to Bristol, he was asked if he ever regrets taking on a sprawling, emotionally draining case that spanned more than two years, encompassed more than 532,000 pages of discovery and concluded with an eight-week trial.

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Mission and History

Mission and History

Our mission is to promote justice and the rule of law through education, scholarship, and service.

Dean's Office

Dean's Office

The Dean's Suite is dedicated to maximizing your educational investment, continually improving programming and opportunities, and ensuring that your student experience is effective, enriching and rewarding.

Our Stories

Our Stories

The RWU Law student experience is packed with hands-on clinical experiences, unique program offerings, personalized interactions with faculty, and much more.

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