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. 

Check back for 2022 dates. 

*All times are EST. 
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.  

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*All times are EST. 
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.

Check back for 2022 dates. 

*All times are EST. 
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. 

Check back for 2022 dates. 

*All times are local to the event. 

 

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.