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.  RWU Law has canceled our visit program for the Fall 2020 semester in light of the current pandemic, and while it cannot completely replace visiting our beautiful seaside Main Campus in Bristol or Experiential Campus in Providence, the Admissions Office will offer virtual programming throughout the semester to give you access to virtual walk in-hours, one-on-one counseling sessions, information sessions, and additional events.  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. While we know this does not replace an opportunity to visit campus, we want you to have a chance to see yourself here, in the place we call home.

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.

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

Individual Counseling

Our Admissions Officers are available for individual counseling sessions via Zoom or over the phone. Prospective applicants can take advantage of this counseling by completing this form to schedule your appointment today!

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 soon for details.

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/EDT. 
February 24, 2021 - East Meets West Law School Consortium PanelTBD
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. This list will be updated weekly. 

Registration:  If we do not include a link, please check with the school and/or group sponsoring the event to determine if you are eligible to attend. 

*All times are EST. 
January 13, 2021 - New York City Bar Association's Law School Conference6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
January 14, 2021 - New York City Bar Association's Law School Conference2:15 - 5:15 p.m.
January 23, 2021 - 12th Annual Ron Brown Meet & Greet for Prospective Law Students12:00 - 2:00 p.m.
January 26, 2021 - University of Alabama Law School Fair10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
February 3, 2021 - University of Central Florida's Phi Alpha Delta Annual Forum8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
February 5, 2021 - Wisconsin Pre-Law Diversity Conference & Law Fair 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
February 9, 2021 - Tuskegee University Law School Fair6:00 - 8:00 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.