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RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.

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The priority deadline for Fall 2018 is April 1st.

Fall 2018 First Year Application

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Spring 2018 Visiting Application

Summer 2018 Transfer Application

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Fall 2018 Transfer Application

Fall 2018 Visiting Application


Please note that the degree required to sit for the bar exam and practice law is the Juris Doctor, or JD. By contrast, the Master of Studies in Law (MSL) program is designed for anyone who could benefit from a formal understanding of the law but does not need the three-year JD degree. The MSL program is not intended to prepare students for the JD program. Under ABA regulations, credits from the MSL program cannot count towards a JD degree. For complete details, visit


Any questions or comments should be directed to: 

Michael Donnelly-Boylen
Assistant Dean of Admissions

Roger Williams University School of Law
Ten Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 254-4555
(800) 633-2727
Fax (401) 254-4516

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