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  • Women in Law Leadership Lecture

    - Virtual Program

    The second annual RWU Law Women in Law Leadership Lecture, featuring Debra Katz, Esq. A Fireside Chat with RWU Law Professor Emily J. Sack. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6 – 7 p.m. ET Debra Katz is a...

  • RWU Law Champions For Justice

    - Virtual Program

    Join us Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM ET for a virtual event to benefit the social justice programs at Roger Williams University School of Law. REGISTRATION FEES General Admission: $50.00 for...

  • How to Become a Sought-After Deal Maker

    - Virtual Program

    How to Become a Sought-After Deal Maker RWU Law Open Door Speaker Series with Michael A. Voccola '97 The best transactional lawyers can, in a very short time, earn wide-spread reputations as “Deal...

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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.