The Clinical Guarantee

RWU Law guarantees that every qualified student will be afforded a substantial, hands-on clinical experience. You tell us: where do you want to go? The possibilities are virtually limitless.

At RWU Law, you'll craft your own, personalized legal education from a vast array of experiential options:

  • Our excellent IN-HOUSE CLINICS focus on criminal defense, immigration, business start-ups and veterans disability appeals.
  • Our SEMESTER IN PRACTICE CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP offers a full semester of credit training across New England, as well as in Washington, D.C., New York City – virtually anywhere in the U.S. or abroad.
  • Our DOZENS OF EXTERNSHIPS enable students to train under the close supervision of lawyers and judges in court, with NGOs, even in corporate counsel offices.
  • Our EXTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES include Save The Bay, Fenway Sports Group (The Boston Red Sox), CVS, the Office of the Rhode Island Attorney General, the U.S. District Court, Rhode Island Family Court, the Immigrant Law, Education & Advocacy Project (ILEAP), and many more ...


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.