RWU Law's faculty ranked fifth in New England in per capita productivity for articles in "top 50" law journals from 1993 to 2011 - trailing only Yale, Harvard, Boston University, and Boston College.
The joint degree program allows matriculated students to complete the Juris Doctor and Master of Marine Affairs degrees in an accelerated period of study. By combining course work at the two institutions, students are able to complete both degrees in 3 ½ years.
As part of the Joint Degree Program, students design and submit a program of study to suit their particular interests. The School of Law offers a variety of courses in admiralty, environmental law, coastal and marine pollution, fisheries, law of the sea and international law.
The Department of Marine Affairs offers an equally wide range of courses in marine pollution policy, shipping operations, coastal zoning and development, and economic and statistical analysis of marine policy problems.