RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.
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. Typically, a law student interested in a joint degree would apply to the relevant program at the end of their first year of law school.
Applications should be submitted sufficiently in advance of the application deadline to assure adequate processing time at both institutions.
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
Phone: 401-254-4555401-254-4555 , 800-633-2727800-633-2727
Stephanie Picolo Manzi, Ph.D.
Dean & Associate Professor
Office: CAS 147
Phone: (401) 254-3369(401) 254-3369
Jeremy C. Wells, Ph.D.
Office: AR 233
Phone: (401) 254-5213(401) 254-5213
Labor Relations and Human Resources
Phone: (401) 254-4607(401) 254-4607
Interim Director, Marine Affairs Institute
and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Phone: (401) 254-5734(401) 254-5734
Professor Tracey Dalton
Department of Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island
Coastal Institute Bldg., 2nd Flr., Rm 204
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-2434(401) 874-2434