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Justin Pruett '11
Justin ‘JP’ Pruett ’11 has worked as a law clerk in the Legal Affairs department of MetLife, Inc., and as an extern with Judge Edward Clifton of the...

Upcoming Events

Secrets & Scandals

Secrets & Scandals

Info Session for Prospective Students
NOV
10
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI. 02809
Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program
NOV
13
All Day
Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island
Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
NOV
13
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Criminal Justice Reform with Soffiyah Elijah
NOV
19
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Appellate Courtroom 283
Marine Affairs Student Roundtable Luncheon
NOV
19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bay View Room


Sea Grant Law Fellows

 

Fall 2014 Law Fellows 
Garrett Borrosh
Sarah Gatti
Alisha Hennen
Casey O'Brien
Alyse White

 

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.

 

VIDEO - RI Sea Grant Law Fellow Program
Published Jan 15, 2013
This video describes the Marine Affairs Institute and the programs the Institute offers, including the Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellows, where RWU Law students provide organizations, agencies, and businesses with low-cost legal research supervised the Institute's staff attorney.  (Note: This program does not offer legal advice.) 

 

Scott Gunst is a 2012 graduate and worked as a Sea Grant Law Fellow in the spring of 2012.  For his research, Scott worked with Maine Sea Grant examining the legal barriers and opportunities for developing business partnerships between fisheries and tourism.  Maine Sea Grant held workshops in the fall of 2013 which encompassed his research and is discussed in the following article: 

Fishing for Tourists: an option for diversifying 
The Working Waterfront
December 13, 2013

Scott's legal research, video of the workshops held in December 2013 and related information are available at http://www.seagrant.umaine.edu/fisheries-tourism. The video is a compilation of two of the three workshops held in December 2013.  Scott, who is now an attorney at Reeves McEwing, LLP, leads each of the discussions with the legal framework and liability issues associated with using your lobster boat for the two businesses.

Tourism: Business spin-off for sea farmers, lobstermen
Commercial Fisheries News, March 2014

 

Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Established in October 2003, the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program located at the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law is one of only four Sea Grant legal and policy efforts in the nation.  The Program assists Rhode Island Sea Grant in meeting its three core components of outreach services, education, and legal research by responding to research requests from state and regional agencies and other Sea Grant constituents on coastal zone management, fisheries, public access, aquaculture, ports and harbors and other areas of marine law.  The Program is prohibited from providing legal advice or becoming involved in litigation.

The information provided by the Program's students and attorneys is intended for informational purposes only. 

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Julia Wyman, Staff Attorney, Marine Affairs Institute at jwyman@rwu.edu or by telephone at 401-254-5734.