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  • 29th Annual Barrister's Ball

    - Omni Providence Hotel

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association 6:00 PM Meet & Greet 7:00 PM Dinner and Dancing Omni Providence Hotel One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island Check back to reserve your ticket...

  • 19th Annual Diversity Symposium Dinner

    - Providence Marriott Hotel - One Orms Street - Providence, Rhode Island

    Please join us for an evening of discussion around issues of diversity and the law. Check back for registration details. Thank you for your interest. Meet the Moderator Braxton Howard Medlin, Esq, L...

  • School of Law Commencement

    - RWU Bristol Campus

    School of Law Commencement Friday, May 19, 2023 Time to be determined. We look forward to celebrating Commencement with the Class of 2023. Check back for details and updates. University Commencement...

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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.