Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.
Joint Degree Programs
- JD / Master of Marine Affairs
- JD / Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- JD / Master of Science in Historic Preservation
- JD / Master of Science in Labor Relations & Human Resources
Admission Requirements and Policy
Applicants must apply to and be accepted into each program separately. Applicants who intend to pursue the dual degree program must indicate that on the application for admission.
Joint degree applicants must also notify the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs when submitting their application to the master's program of their choice.
Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both institutions.
Ordinarily, applications to each institution should be filed simultaneously, even if the student will not be taking courses at both institutions during the first year of study.
However, a student matriculated in either the JD or MS program could apply to the other institution in order to pursue the dual degree prior to the end of the first year of study.
For questions regarding joint degree programs, use the contact information below:
School of Law Admissions
Michael W. Donnelly-Boylen
Assistant Dean of Admissions
Roger Williams University
Ten Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI 02809
Telephone: 401-254-4555, 800-633-2727
Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Ph.D.
Dean & Associate Professor
Office: CAS 147
Phone: (401) 254-3369
Jeremy C. Wells, Ph.D.
Office: AR 233
Phone: (401) 254-5213
Labor Relations and Human Resources
Professor of Law
Phone: (401) 254-4607
Susan E. Farady
Director, Marine Affairs Institute
Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Telephone: (401) 254-4613
Facsimile: (401) 254-5735
Professor Tracey Dalton
Department of Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
Coastal Institute Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm 204
Kingston, RI 02881
Telephone: (401) 874-2434