Bar Certifications

Rhode Island

The following information should be provided to this office:

  • Deans Certification (2 pages)
  • Handwriting Sample
  • Letter authorizing release of academic information (ie: transcripts, copy of admission application)

This office will send your signed Dean’s Certification, along with handwriting sample, School of Law certification of handwriting sample, official transcript and a photo copy of your admissions application directly to the Bar Examiner’s Office.


The following information should be provided to this office:

  • Deans Certification (1 Page)
  • This office will send your signed Dean’s Certification directly to the Bar Examiner’s office.

Other States

Various Bar Examiners Offices can be found by state at:

       National Conference of Bar Examiners

Please provide this office with Dean Certifications and we will send the applicable information for each state.

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.


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.