Business Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Business Affairs at the Roger Williams University School of Law website.  The Business Affairs Office provides services to law school students, faculty, and staff, and directs the day-to-day administrative operations of the School of Law. This department manages the budgeting, personnel, facilities, and other administrative functions, with a commitment toward excellent customer service. We assess the operations to ensure that the mission of the Law School is effectively carried out and we maintain the integrity of financial and business policies, processes, and records.

We are continually striving to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the operations and to provide high-quality services and programs to our students, faculty and staff.  Should you need more information about our office, please feel free to contact us.

Kathleen Massa
Assistant Dean for Business Affairs 

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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.