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Upcoming Events

marine law symposium

marine law symposium

Alternative Spring Break 2017 Info Session
OCT
05
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
Room 283 - School of Law Bristol Campus
Info Session for Prospective Students
OCT
10
9:30 am - 11:30 am
RWU Law, 10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809
The People's Fight for Water, Power & Light
OCT
25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One Empire Plaza, Providence, RI - Room 434
Jeopardy! | RWU Law
OCT
28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
School of Law | Appellate Courtroom 283
Marine Law Symposium
NOV
04
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI


Research & Publications

Research conducted by the Marine Affairs Institute focuses on timely legal and policy issues raised by the development and use of the oceans and coastal zones.

The Institute presents research results through a variety of programs and symposia including a lecture series, an international symposium, faculty exchanges, and scholarly publications.

The Institute also works closely with the Maritime Law Society and Environmental Law Society, student organizations comprised of students with interests in admiralty, maritime, and environmental law.

 

STUDENT RESEARCH
Law student research is available at the Sea Grant Law Fellows Selected Projects webpage.

 

PUBLICATIONS

California Court Considers Meaning of "Best Available Science" in Environmental Reviews
Adam Deitz '14
The Sand Bar
Volume 13:1 January 2014, pg. 7-9

Oil and Water: Agency Action and Judicial Review Under the Act to Prevent Pollution from Ships
Marc Fialkoff '14
The Sand Bar
Volume 13:1, January 2014, Page 14-15

Fishing for Tourists: an option for diversifying 
Scott Gunst '12
The Working Waterfront
December 13, 2013

Forty Years of the Coastal Zone Management Act
Julia Wyman
ABA SEER Marine Resources Committee Newsletter
Spring 2013,  Vol 16, No. 1 

Climate Change Adaptation Efforts on the Ground
What Will the Future Bring?
Julia Wyman
Narragansett Bay Journal
Spring 2013, Issue #26 

Julia Wyman, Staff Attorney with the Institute, recently wrote an essay for the Vermont Law Review, In States we Trust: The Importance of the Preservation of the Public Trust Doctrine in the Wake of Climate Change.  She was asked as an amicus curiae writer on the Supreme Court case, Stop the Beach Renourishment, to author an essay reflecting on the Court’s decision.  The essay, along with several other interesting essays on the topic, is available here: http://lawreview.vermontlaw.edu/past-issues/volume-35-2/volume-35-book-2.