Roger Williams University School of Law's Marine Affairs Institute

Overview

The Roger Williams University School of Law's Marine Affairs Institute, in partnership with Rhode Island Sea Grant and University of Rhode Island, is a comprehensive clearinghouse for marine law and policy, engaged in preparing the next generation of marine law professionals. Located between Narragansett Bay and Mount Hope Bay at the gateway to Cape Cod, RWU Law offers an ideal location in which to learn about and conduct research on issues in coastal law. The Institute offers rigorous coursework and exciting extracurricular opportunities, as well as regional, national and international conferences attended by top scientists, lawyers and policymakers.

The Rhode Island Sea Grant Program sponsors law students as Sea Grant Law Fellows to research and write on ocean and coastal law issues including the resolution of marine resource management and conservation issues.

Adaptation work

In 2013, the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law, a partnership with Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program and the University of Rhode Island, teamed up with the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, Northeast Regional Ocean Council, Blue Urchin, StormSmart Coasts Network, and Clean Air- Cool Planet, to research and disseminate some of the best practices for climate change adaptation in the Northeast.

Our Team