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  • RIAJ/SCJ's Mentorship Networking Event

    - Ladder 133, Providence

    RIAJ/SCJ's Mentorship Networking Event will be held on September 15 from 6-8pm at Ladder 133 in Providence. Ladder 133 133 Douglas Avenue Providence, RI 02908 RSVPs are required, for more information...

  • BLSA Academic Retreat

    - School of Law Room 262

    This retreat will have programming for our Pre-Law Students, 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls, and Part-Time students. The purpose of the retreat is to provide opportunities for academic and professional...

  • Abolition, and a Mule

    - RWU Law Bristol Campus - Law 283

    Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and a Legal Analyst on MSNBC, will be a guest lecturer in Race and the Foundations of American Law Course. During the...

  • RWU Law UMOJA - A BIPOC 'Unity' Networking Evening

    - Hotel Providence | 139 Mathewson Street | Providence, RI

    A Networking Event for BIPOC RWU Law students, RWU Law Alumni, and the Rhode Island Legal Community. Hors d'oeuvres & Cash Bar Register Kindly Register by September 20, 2022. SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS...

  • Providence Law School Fair

    - The Hotel Providence, 139 Mathewson St, Providence, RI 02903

    Representatives from law schools across the country will be in downtown Providence on October 11th to meet with potential applicants. This is your chance to meet with decision makers at regional and...

  • 29th Annual Barrister's Ball

    - Omni Providence Hotel

    Sponsored by the Student Bar Association 6:30 PM Meet & Greet 7:30 PM Dinner and Dancing Omni Providence Hotel One West Exchange Street Providence, Rhode Island Check back to reserve your ticket...

  • 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.