Affordable Tuition

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

Building on our quarter-century legacy as Rhode Island's only law school and a leading institution in Southern New England, RWU Law works hard to offer a legal education that's accessible and affordable. That's how we became, at $44,834 for incoming 1Ls in fall 2023, the best-priced ABA-accredited private law school in the Northeast – and one of the best legal education values on the entire East Coast. And we're committed to maximizing that value and minimizing tuition costs throughout your time here as a full-time student.

Best of all, our accessible, top-notch faculty will ensure that you receive a rigorous, personalized and, above all, flexible and marketable legal education – one that will have you job-ready and well-placed to thrive in your early career, even in challenging legal employment markets.

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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.