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Beginning Friday, May 1, 2015 at noon, the RWU Colleague system will be unavailable for a short time due to system upgrades. This will mean that you will not be able to register online, access your grades, request transcripts, etc. until the system is reactivated. We anticipate that the Colleague system will be available again by May 11, 2015. We will notify you when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.

Please submit all requests to and they will be processed based upon the date of receipt.

To ensure that you are enrolled in the Summer and Fall course(s) of your choice, you are encouraged to register online for courses prior to May 1st. Students who cannot register by May 1st can take advantage of the following options:

  1. Contact your academic advisor who will complete the Summer and/or Fall registration form(s) on your behalf and document your request so SCS can manually enroll you in the course(s). Students who have questions regarding their assigned advisor can contact Mary Cooney at 401-254-4805 or
  2. Register online when the system upgrade is complete and access is restored.



Legalmen achieve knowledge, practical skills and expertise regarding military and civilian legal systems, and substantive and procedural law which qualify them to perform work of a legal nature under the supervision of an attorney.

The JAG Corps selects, develops and retains a diverse force of mature, intelligent and challenge-seeking personnel for the Legalman rating. Legalmen work under the supervision of attorneys, preparing and processing legal documents in the areas of military justice, legal assistance, and administrative, civil and operational law. Their knowledge and expertise make them a valuable asset to civilian law firms if and when they decide to leave the Navy.

Upon successful completion of the accession courses at the Naval Justice School Newport (NJS), a Legalman receives 10 semester credit hours of American Bar Association-approved credits toward a degree in paralegal studies. The courses include: Ethics; Introduction to Law; Emerging Technology in the Law Office; and Legal Research and Writing.

Legalman are able to continue on, earning credits toward an associate’s degree and/or bachelor’s degree. RWU delivers 5 courses at the NJS, in which a Legalman can earn up to an 15 additional college credits. The courses include: Criminal Law for the Paralegal, Law of Contracts, Litigation I, Law of Business Organizations, and Domestic Relations.

Legalman also have the option of pursuing a degree at distance via online learning as long as they meet the 10 semester-hour residency requirement.