Roger Williams Law School

General Info

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Roger Williams University School of Law is the only law school in the state of Rhode Island. It is located approximately 18 miles south east of Providence, Rhode Island, in the town of Bristol. It was the first program established by Roger Williams University in 1993. The School of Law has been accredited by the American Bar Association since 1997 and has been a member of the Association of American Law Schools since 2006.

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Roger Williams Law School Admissions

Roger Williams Law School is considered a Somewhat Competitive law school, which accepts only 81% of its applicants. Comparatively, Rogerwilliams is Higher than the average cost for law school.

Applications Offers Matriculated
Class of 2027 952 763 (80.15%) 147 (15.4%)
25% Median 75%
GPA 2.83 3.13 3.48
LSAT 145 148 152

Tuition And Financial Aid

In-State Resident Non-Resident
Full Time $34,596 $34,596
Part Time N/A N/A

Living Expenses

  • Living on-campus: $17,386
  • Living off-campus: $17,386
  • Living at home: $17,386

Important Dates

  • Early Decision 1: N/A
  • Early Decision 2: N/A
  • Regular Decision: N/A
  • Application Fee: $60

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Roger Williams Law School Community

Roger Williams Law School is considered to have a Somewhat Favorable student to faculty ratio. The average class size for 1L sections is approximately Average compared to other law schools. Student diversity at Rogerwilliams is Below Average.

Student body

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Faculty Statistics

  • Full Time: 13
  • Part Time: 45


  • # Female Faculty: 35
  • # Minority Faculty: 6


28.5 Students

1 Faculty

Housing Options

  • On Campus Housing: Yes
  • Graduate Housing: Yes
  • Law Specific Housing: No

Roger Williams Law School Curriculum

The size of 1L sections affects the quality and consistency of teaching in law schools. Generally with smaller 1L section sizes, students receive more individualized attention. Roger Williams Law School 1L section size is equal to law schools in Rhode Island and 72% smaller than all PRIVATE law schools.

1L Section Size Comparison

Roger Williams Law School: 85
Rhode Island Average: 85
PRIVATE School Average: 146

Positions Available in Advanced Courses

  • Simulation Courses: 444
  • Faculty Supervised Clinics: 66

Students Involved in Advanced Activities

  • Field Placements: 109
  • Law Journals: 47
  • Moot Court/Mock Trials: 0

Attrition Rates

  • First Year: 14.7%
  • Second Year: 2.2%
  • Third Year: 0.0%
  • Fourth Year: 0.0%

Roger Williams Law School Employment

Deciding to attend law school requires a large financial investment with the goal of securing employment upon graduation. The Roger Williams Law School class of 2022 had an employment rate of 78% with 2% pursuing an additional degree.

Employment Comparison

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In 2022, 72.5%% of students reported their employment status 9-months after graduation.

Type of Employment

  • Law Firms: 43.0%
  • Business: 28.0%
  • Government: 10.0%
  • Public Interest: 5.0%
  • Academia: 2.0%
  • Rhode Island: 40%
  • Massachusetts: 21%
  • Connecticut: 9%

Bar Passage Rates

  • Reporting: 72.5%
  • First Time Takers: 167
  • Average School: 76.0%
  • Average State: 80.2%
  • Pass Difference: -4.2%

Top Bar Jurisdiction

  • Massachusetts: 83.2%
  • Passed: 45 of 56 (80.4%)
  • State Average: 80.2%
  • Difference: -2.8%