Roger Williams University School of Law is an institution on the move. Over the past two decades, it has become a go-to source of legal expertise – for the public, including our neediest, most underserved populations; for the bench and bar; for business, political and community leaders; and for local and national news media, which frequently cite our faculty and alumni on a wide range of vital current issues.
Hailing from the nation’s top law schools, the RWU Law faculty offers a wealth of hands-on experience in virtually every area of the law. Prominent judges and attorneys teach here as adjuncts, mentor our students, and hire our alumni. Nationally known legal experts lecture at our podiums, both as permanent faculty and as distinguished guests. Each year, the Rhode Island Supreme Court presides over final arguments in our internal moot court competition.
RWU Law students reap the benefits of this dynamic through exciting experiential-learning opportunities and diverse professional placements. In addition, Roger Williams University’s unique 3+3 programs allow motivated candidates to earn a degree in Business Administration or Legal Studies along with a Juris Doctor degree in just six years, rather than the traditional seven.
Attending Rhode Island’s only law school also gains students unparalleled access to the state’s most sought-after judicial internships, and the undivided attention of a state bar that functions, in many ways, as a de facto extension of our fast-growing alumni base. Upon graduation they historically turn in strong bar exam performances, beating overall averages in key states.
In celebrating its first 20 years, RWU Law can proudly look back on a legacy of outstanding scholarship, an accomplished alumni body, and an unequivocally positive impact on legal culture and dialogue throughout the state and region – the legacy of a promise fulfilled. If you’re serious about forging a future in the legal profession, it’s time to take a serious look at RWU Law.