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WE’RE THE ONE

THAT STARTS YOU ON YOUR LEGAL JOURNEY

Congratulations on your admission to Roger Williams University School of Law. We look forward to welcoming you into our community! The pages that follow will help you get ready for attending RWU Law. We will give you some advice on housing, and walk you through the paperwork you will need to submit to us.

You are joining RWU Law at an exciting time. We have made headlines for our willingness to make law school more affordable through our ongoing Affordable Excellence plan. We are now one of only a handful of schools guaranteeing all qualified students a substantial clinical experience. We have greatly expanded our experiential offerings, including our new Semester in Practice Program, which has students already training in Providence, Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Seoul, Korea! And, finally, we are now expanding into a new Providence facility that will allow 2Ls and 3Ls to spend even more time in our capital city among the bench and the bar, taking classes and gaining real world experience.

Please let us know if we can help you in any way during your transition. We look forward to seeing you here in August!

Best wishes,
Michael W. Donnelly-Boylen
Assistant Dean of Admissions


We changed the law school paradigm years ago...
- Dean Michael Yelnosky

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THAT GETS YOU CONNECTED


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Facebook Group

Get to know your fellow classmates by joining the RWU Law – Facebook group!

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Visit RWU Law

We encourage you to visit our campus! Register online to meet with an admissions counselor, attend a real 1st year law class, and take a tour with a student ambassador.

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Connect with a Current Student

Have questions for a current student? Feel free to contact a Student Ambassador with questions you may have about the RWU Law community and student experience.

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Chat with an Admissions Counselor

An admissions counselor is available to chat on our website during our office hours of Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM EST.

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THAT PREPARES
YOU TO EXCEL

Law school is more than just a formidable intellectual challenge – your success also depends on being prepared, informed and organized in the way you approach that challenge. At RWU Law, we’re with as you begin, and along every step of the way, offering the resources you’ll need to ensure that you always have your best foot forward.

Required Summer Reading

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Jump Start Program

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Orientation

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THAT COVERS THE DETAILS

Financial Aid

Visit our website to learn more about your requirements. Please feel free to call the Financial Aid Office at (401) 254-4510 with any questions. We are always here to help!

Tuition Payments

Your tuition payment is due on August 1st. Information about paying your tuition can be found here. You can call the Office of Student Finance & Records with any questions at (401) 254-4657.

Immunization Records

The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations requires all matriculating students to any educational institution within its borders to show evidence of immunization meeting the Rhode Island Department of Health requirements. Please have your health provider complete the form and submit it to the Admissions Office by August 1st.

Health Insurance

All incoming students are automatically enrolled in the RWU Student Health Insurance Plan. If you currently have health insurance you may opt out.

Transcripts

Please arrange for an official transcript from your degree-awarding institution indicating conferral of your Bachelor’s degree to be sent to the Law School Admissions Council by August 1st. Please note that if you had not graduated before you submitted your transcript to LSAC you are required to submit a new copy indicating your graduation date.

Pay Deposits

Need to pay a seat deposit or make a deposit for the Jump Start program? Use our online portal to make an online payment.

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THAT WELCOMES YOU TO LAW SCHOOL


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Class Schedules

First year students are automatically registered for fall classes in one of two sections, Section A or Section B. Individual class schedules (excluding Legal Practice sections) will be mailed starting in late July. Legal Practice sections will be assigned on the first day of Orientation.

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First Assignments

You will have reading assignments for the first class meetings in all of your courses. First Assignments for both sections will be posted beginning August 1st.

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Books

Once you receive your course schedules, all required books and other course materials may be obtained through the Bookstore located in the Lower Commons. Course materials may also be purchased online or by calling (401) 254-3176.

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THAT PROVIDES THE EXPERIENCE YOU NEED

Roger Williams University School of Law is dramatically enhancing its student access to hands-on, experiential opportunities in Providence, the center of Rhode Island’s legal and political culture, with a new campus in the capital city opening in May 2016.

With its close proximity to the courthouses, government offices, community service organizations and private law firms, the site will help the law school fulfill its explicit guarantee that every qualified student is afforded a substantial clinical experience, gaining the practical, skill-building opportunities needed to graduate job-ready and prepared to thrive in his or her early career.

Students will enjoy ENHANCED ACCESS to:

  • experiential learning opportunities
  • legal employment opportunities
  • the school’s Criminal Defense, Immigration, and Community Economic Development Clinics
  • networking opportunities with the Rhode Island bench and bar
  • networking with city and state political and corporate leaders and decision makers

The new facility will also provide:

  • expanded classroom and clinical space in Providence
  • access to law-related speakers and events in Providence
  • technology linking to classrooms on the Bristol campus
  • student lounges and “hang-out” areas in Providence

RWU Law has always been dedicated to educating experienced, practice-ready lawyers — and now we’re taking that dedication to the next level.