Law Schools In Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, there are 8 accredited schools where law classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the law academic community in Rhode Island, and the future trends in law training at the following levels:

  • Law Certificate
  • Associates degree in Law
  • Bachelors degree in Law
  • Masters degree in Law


  1. Johnson & Wales University

    8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island 02903-3703

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  2. Sanford-Brown Institute in Cranston

    85 Garfield Ave, Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

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  3. Rhode Island College

    600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, Rhode Island 02908

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  4. Community College of Rhode Island

    400 East Ave, Warwick, Rhode Island 02886-1807

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  5. Roger Williams University

    One Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809-2923

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  6. Salve Regina University

    100 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island 02840-4192

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  7. Roger Williams University School of Law

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  8. Lincoln Technical Institute in Lincoln

    622 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865

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Professional Trends

Rhode Island Vs. National Law Employment

Rhode Island 6,300
National 2,096,250

Approximately 0% of the country's law professionals work in Rhode Island state.

Employment Growth for Law professionals In Rhode Island

6,490 6,880 7,180 7,100 6,300
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Law is a shrinking field in Rhode Island. There were 190 less law professionals working in Rhode Island in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 3% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the change in the number of law professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of law professionals has grown by 3% from 2006 to 2010.

Law VS. All Professions salaries in Rhode Island

$67,931 $76,079 $80,098 $80,584 $62,273
$45,814 $47,319 $48,863 $50,877 $52,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Law
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to law professionals are declining in Rhode Island. Law professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $67,931 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $62,273 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Law professionals in Rhode Island

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This represents a decline in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Rhode Island state, within the field of law, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid law professionals earn 108% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Law professionals and related professions in Rhode Island

Criminal Justice
Forensic Accounting
Homeland Security
Public Administration

Law professionals in Rhode Island earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Law programs available for each degree type for all schools in Rhode Island


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited law schools in Rhode Island is decreasing. In Rhode Island, there were 1,244 graduates in 2006. And there were 596 graduates from law courses in 2010.

This represents a 52% decrease in the number of law degree or certificate school graduates in Rhode Island state. Most of these graduates, or 35%, earned a associate's degree in law.

Law Faculty Salaries in Rhode Island

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