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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.

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Resources

Business Resources

2012 Guide to Small Business Resources in Rhode Island

An overview from Congressman David Cicilline on available resources to you in Rhode Island as a small business owner.

State of RI First Stop Business Information Center

Customized, RI-specific resources for small businesses; Frequently asked questions, informational brochures, state & federal agency links and information, municipal/town information, business development corporations.

Center for Women and Enterprise

Training, workships & guidance on starting businesses & growing existing businesses; scholarships available for disadvantaged clients to attend initiative workshops & classes.

SCORE RI

Receive business counseling and assistance on a broad range of topics from local experts through this volunteer organization. 

Small Business Administration, RI District Office

Links to numerous business resources, contact information for local SBA office.

University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center

Local companies looking to hire interns or tap into consulting experience can call the center for assistance. They can use it to organize research or customize employee training programs.

The Business Development Company

Non-bank lender providing equity & debt financing for local businesses.

IRS Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center

Learn options for filing various tax forms; download forms and publications related to small business tax issues; learn about relevant employment taxes, learn the basics of filing if self-employed; view webinars on small business topics, receive a free electronic mail service, and take advantage of online tolls like the Tax Calendar desktop tool.

Nonprofit Organization Resources

IRS Charities and Non-Profits

How to apply to be tax-exempt; annual reporting & filing; education, workshops, & seminars; how to stay exempt.

Rhode Island Foundation Initiative for Nonprofit Excellence

Builds the capacity of nonprofit organizations; programs, events, classes.