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.
Business Start-up Clinic
RWU Law’s Business Start-up Clinic, formerly known as the Community Economic Development Clinic, was launched in fall 2013, and works to promote sustainable communities by providing transactional legal services to nonprofit organizations and community-based businesses in Rhode Island.
Under full supervision from faculty licensed to practice law in Rhode Island, second- and third-year law students work directly with clients on matters such as entity formation, tax exemption, governance, contract review and drafting, intellectual property, as well as other research, technical and policy assistance.
The Business Start-up Clinic serves nonprofit organizations and small businesses in need of transactional legal help. We provide our services free of charge to organizations that could not otherwise afford to pay market rate for legal services.