Upcoming Events

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Commencement

RWU Law 20th-anniversary

Boston Alumni Networking Reception
APR
30
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA
Accepted Students Day
MAY
12
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
RWU Law Ten Metacom Avenue Bristol, RI 02809
RWU School of Law Commencement
MAY
16
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol, Rhode Island
Law Alumni Association Annual Breakfast Meeting
JUN
19
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence

Fast Facts

RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.



Allison Novelly '10

Allison NovellyBefore law school, Allison Novelly ’10 was already an accomplished sailor and licensed scuba instructor, having worked for six years with ActionQuest, a marine education and adventure program for teenagers, based in the British Virgin Islands.

“I learned to swim before I could walk,” she says. “Through my childhood I explored the Connecticut seashore, and favored athletics centered on the water – swimming, water polo, sailing, diving and kayaking.”

Intensely involved in environmental conservation throughout high school and at Georgetown University, she has been president of the Environmental Law Society and active in the Maritime Law Society at RWU Law. Internships with Save The Bay and the Aquidneck Land Trust deepened her interest in coastal zoning, marine renewable energy, marine pollution policy, natural resource allocation and global climate change.

“Beyond recreation and adventure, the oceans provide a myriad of critical resources, and consequently are a ready target of opportunistic and destructive abuse by countries, corporations and individuals,” Novelly says. “Through the Marine Affairs Institute, I seek to gain the legal knowledge and skills needed to monitor and protect the oceans for the benefit of all humankind.”