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Transferrable Law Credits
Law Courses Eligible for Transfer to Marine Affairs
- Administrative Law
- Admiralty Law
- Collision and Limitation of Liability
- Environmental Law
- International Law
- International Enviromental Law
- Land Use Planning
- Law of the Sea
- Marine Pollution
- Maritime Practice & Procedures
- Natural Resources Law
- Ocean & Coastal Law
Assuming full-time study, the joint degree program can be completed in 3 ½ years, with one full semester at URI.
Students in the joint program must complete the following three-credit Marine Affairs courses as part of the 30-credit requirements in the MMA component of the program:
- Economics of Marine Resources
- International Ocean Law
- Marine Affairs Seminar
- Master's Project Research
- Ocean Uses and Marine Sciences
In addition to the 15 credits of required courses indicated above, students in the joint degree program take an additional 15 credits in Marine Affairs of which 6 law credits may be transferred from Roger Williams.
The MMA also requires that each student take a comprehensive examination to complete the program.