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Fast Facts

The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

First Impressions

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RWU Law offers many resources for its students – but don’t forget there’s an entire University campus at our doorstep that can also enhance your experience. With its synergistic mix of engineering students, literature and language scholars, criminal justice majors, aspiring marine biologists, graduate students in architecture, and many more – including exchange students from every corner of the globe – Roger Williams University is an exciting and stimulating institution.

Many RWU Law students take regular advantage of the impressive Campus Recreation Center, located literally a few steps from our front door – with its large, fully equipped gym, swimming pool, squash and basketball courts, yoga and aerobics classes and much more. Next to that you'll find the RWU Dining Commons, featuring a huge range of dining choices and cuisines for every taste – from standard grill fare, to made-to-order stir fry, to tempting vegetarian selections, all with a focus on organic and locally grown food choices.

Take a stroll along the University's breathtaking waterfront trail; if you're up to it, rent a kayak (it's free for students) and get a closer look at Mount Hope Bay. Catch a play or dance recital at the Performing Arts Center. Play a game of pool at the Hawk's Nest or grab a latte at Starbucks (yes, there’s one on campus, at the beautiful new Global Heritage Hall). It's your University too!

Be sure to catch the school’s signature Civil Discourse and Common Reading lecture series, which have featured such luminaries as Booker Prize winning author Salman Rushdie; Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri; and Khaled Hosseini, author of the bestselling novel "The Kite Runner"; as well as Bob Geldof, founder of Live Aid; famed civil rights attorney Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala.; journalist, literary critic and political commentator David Gergen; Northern Irish First Minister and Nobel Prize winner David Trimble; television journalist Soledad O’Brien; and controversial former CNN host Lou Dobbs.