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Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez, 3L
Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez came to RWU Law without the benefit of close family or acquaintances in the profession. “I had no connections in the legal...

Upcoming Events

Info Session for Prospective Students
NOV
20
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law- Main Campus, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
Law Alumni Holiday Reception
DEC
05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Citizens Plaza Rotunda
Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Keynote Address
JAN
18
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
RWU Law | Bristol Campus
Champions for Justice
JAN
26
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Omni Providence Hotel
25th Annual Barrister's Ball
FEB
24
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Omni Providence Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island


Awards & Achievements

 

MARINE AFFAIRS ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The Marine Affairs Achievement Award was instituted in 2006 and is given annually to a graduating student who has been exemplary in the study and advancement of marine policy and law.  

Recipients
2006  Lance M. Young
2007  Jennifer A. Mehaffey
2008  Nicholas A. Battista
2009  Gwendolyn M. Hancock
2010  Kathleen M. Haber
2011  Jacqueline S. Rolleri
2012  Catherine B. Kramer, Sarah M. Parker
2013  Melissa R. Chalek
2014  Kaitlyn E. Cox
2015  Casey M. O'Brien
2016  John J. Ryan-Henry
2017  Arianna C. Baker


WILLIAM J. COFFEY EXCELLENCE IN MARITIME WRITING PRIZE

This prize is given in memory of William J. Coffey, a nationally renowned maritime law expert and adjunct professor of the School of Law, as well as former Interim Director of the Institute and Vice Chair of the Institute's Advisory Board.  The prize is awarded annually to recognize exceptional law student writing on a topic in admiralty and maritime law.

Recipients
2013  Christopher J. McNally, Kyle C. Smith, William H. Yost
2014  Marc R. Fialkoff
2015  Casey M. Charkowick
2016  William C. Burnham
2017  Brett P. Hargaden

 Coffey Prize recipients receive a framed picture of the Revolutionary War-era sloop Providence.

   

 

PROPELLER CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
The Propeller Club of the United States - Port of Narragansett Bay institutes an annual Education Fund based on proceeds from its golf tournament awarded to a student(s) enrolled in an accredited program with a concentration in Maritime, Ports, Logistic Management or a Merchant Marine License Certificate. 

Recipients
2008  Brian P.R. Eisenhower
2009  Jacqueline S. Rolleri
2010  Nicholas Obolensky, Steven Surdut
2011  Christopher J. McNally, William H. Yost
2012  Maeve C. Tibbetts
2013  Marc R. Fialkoff
2015  Casey M. O'Brien