Experience RWU Law

Deciding which law school is the right fit for you can be one of the most difficult yet important decisions you will ever make.  With that in mind, we invite you to learn more about our community.  Before you plan a trip to our beautiful seaside Main Campus in Bristol, we invite you to engage with us through our virtual resources that will be available throughout the semester: walk-in hours, one-on-one counseling sessions, information sessions, and additional events.  We will also participate in in-person law fairs and forums. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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Tours of RWU Law & Bristol, RI 

We know that getting a sense of place is important when considering your options for law school. Use these resources to see yourself in the place that we call home and a link to schedule an in-person visit to campus. 

Virtual Tour RWU Law
We put together a quick tour of the law school to make sure you have the chance to meet some of the staff and administrators that you will interact with if you decide to join our community.

Virtual Tour Bristol, RI
You’ve never been to Bristol, RI? No problem – here’s a quick tour of our seaside hometown.

In-Person Campus Visits
Click the link above to schedule an in-person campus visit of our Main Campus in Bristol, RI. 

Virtual Info Sessions for Prospective Students 

We will be hosting a number of virtual information sessions throughout the semester on Zoom. In these sessions, you will learn about RWU Law, the law school application process, and receive answers to your questions about applying to law school. To register for an Info Session, please click on your preferred date below. 

*All times are EST. 

August 25, 2021 - Register here

12:30 p.m.

September 17, 2021 - Register here

12:30 p.m.

October 28, 2021 - Register here

3:00 p.m.

November 18, 2021 - Register here

6:00 p.m.

December 2, 2021 - Register here

3:00 p.m.

December 8, 2021 - Register here

12:00 p.m.
Virtual Walk-In Hours with Current Students & the Admissions Team

Every Monday at 2:00 p.m. we invite you to join one our Student Admissions Counselors or a member of our Admissions Team for a casual conversation about our community - we're happy to answer your questions in this informal setting. Register here

Virtual Panels with the RWU Law Admissions Team 

Join members of our RWU Law community as they join other law schools from around the region and the country to discuss various topics related to law school and the the admissions process.  

*All times are EST. 

August 4, 2021 - UT Austin Pre-Law Panel

3:30 p.m.

August 18, 2021 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel
Register here.

4:00 p.m.

September 1, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel
Register here.

7:00 p.m.

September 22, 2021 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel
Register here.

8:00 p.m.
September 29, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel

6:30 p.m.

September 30, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel

4:00 p.m.

October 26, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel

TBD

October 27, 2021 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel
Register here.

TBD
November 2, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel

6:00 p.m.

November 8, 2021 - Law Schools of New England Panel

5:00 p.m.

November 18, 2021 - Oceans and Waters and Boats... Oh My Panel

8:00 p.m.

December 1, 2021 - East Meets West Law School Consortium Panel
Register here.

TBD
Virtual Law Fairs & LSAC Forums 

The Admissions Office will participate in various virtual law fairs throughout the year.  You can connect with members of our Admissions team at the events listed below.

*All times are EST. 

July 10, 2021 - Summer National Law School Fair

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
September 10, 2021 - LSAC Digital Forum

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

September 17, 2021 - 8th Annual HBCU Pre-Law Summit & Law Expo

5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

September 21, 2021 - Villanova Law School Fair

4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
October 10, 2021 - LatinoJustice

1:00 - 3:30 p.m.

October 20, 2021 - Rhode Island College Graduate School Fair

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
November 18, 2021 - John Jay College of Criminal Justice Graduate & Professional School Fair

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.

November 20, 2021 - 13th Annual Law School Meet & Greet, hosted by The Ronald H. Brown Prep Program

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
December 4, 2021 - LSAC Digital Forum

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

February 5, 2022 - LSAC Digital Forum

2:00 - 7:00 p.m.

In-Person Law Fairs & LSAC Forums 

The Admissions Office will participate in various in-person law fairs throughout the year.  You can connect with members of our Admissions team at the events listed below. 

*All times are local to the event. 

July 10, 2021 - Summer National Law School Fair, Washington, DC

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

September 8, 2021 - MINK Law Day, Overland Park, KS

3:00 - 6:00 p.m. 
September 10, 2021 - Boston Law Fair, Boston, MA

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

September 25, 2021 - LSAC Forum, Chicago, IL

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 1, 2021 - Tri-State Law Fair, New York City, NY

12:00 - 2:00 p.m.

October 5, 2021 - Penn State Law School Day, University Park, PA

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
October 8, 2021 - LSAC Forum, San Francisco, CA

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 11, 2021 - UT Arlington Law School Fair, Arlington, TX

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 13, 2021 - UCONN Law School Fair, Storrs, CT

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
October 19, 2021 - University of South Carolina & Clemson University Law Fair, Columbia, SC

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

October 22, 2021 - LSAC Forum, Atlanta, GA

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

October 26, 2021 - Lehigh Valley Law Day, Bethlehem, PA

3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

October 27, 2021 - UMASS Dartmouth Graduate School Fair, Dartmouth, MA

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
November 5, 2021 - LSAC Forum, New York City, NY

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

November 6, 2021 - LSAC Forum, New York City, NY

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

November 13, 2021 - LSAC Forum, Los Angeles, CA

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

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.

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.