The ONLY Law School in Rhode Island

As the state's one and only law school, RWU Law is able to offer you a level of access, connection and experience that few institutions can rival – helping you have an impact today, and make a difference now ...

We have the undivided attention of our state bench and bar, exceptional clinical and externship programs, a world-class faculty and a broad, accomplished and growing alumni base – all combining to create a network of career entry points that give you a powerful edge, even in the toughest legal markets. Hear more from our students and members of the bench and bar:

Whether you're studying at our beautiful seaside campus in the classic New England village that is Bristol, or putting your knowledge to work at our urban experiential campus in the dynamic capital city of Providence, you'll enjoy "insider access" to experiences and opportunities that will bring your legal education to life – helping you have an impact today, and make a difference now.

RWU Law is a leader in legal education, a go-to source for state and regional legal expertise, and an integral part of legal culture and conversation. Get ahead of the curve – join us.

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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.