Emergency Information

It is Roger Williams University School of Law’s policy to conduct its operation with the highest regard for the health and safety of its students, employees and the public, and the protection and preservation of property and environment.

Students, faculty, staff, parents and campus visitors are welcome to view the Roger Williams University Emergency Response Plan. This document details a coordinated plan of action involving departments campus-wide; it identifies potential hazards and emergencies and provides a clear outline of the overall emergency response organization. Also available online is a copy of our Hurricane and Inclement Weather Procedures and Contacts outline.

Campus Emergency Contacts

  • Emergency 254-HELP (4357)
  • Public Safety Routine 254-3611
  • Health Services 254-3156
  • Environmental Health & Safety
  • 254-3189
  • Facilities Management 254-3136
  • Counseling Center 254-3124
  • Public Affairs 254-3178
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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.