The RWU Law Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Sea Grant recently celebrated the accomplishments of the Sea Grant Law Fellows at the second annual Law Fellow Colloquium, held at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus. The Colloquium showcased the work of the fourteen Law Fellows on eighteen projects, ranging from the development of renewable energy to determining public access to the water in the town of Warren, for clients from Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C.
The program (one of only a handful in the country) provides second and third year students the opportunity to engage in timely, real-world issues related to marine affairs law and policy. Law Fellows work directly with the Marine Affairs staff attorney, Julia Wyman, and the client/organization that has requested legal and policy research. It is a great opportunity for the Law Fellows to gain hands-on experience (not to mention, getting paid for their work!). In addition to developing strong research and writing skills, many Law Fellows use their final project as a writing sample, and all Law Fellows work is published in the National Sea Grant Library.
Congratulations to the 2011-12 Sea Grant Law Fellows!
Kristen Bonjour '12 presents at the Marine Renewable Energy Center
conference in Boston, MA
Sarah Parker '12 presents at the Law Fellow Colloquium
Dean David Logan with Law Fellows
(1-r): Sarah Parker '12;Chris McNally '13;Scott Gunst '12; Kristen Bonjour '12;and Jenna Algee '11
Law Fellow Scott Gunst '12 at the Coast Guard Station in Boston, MA,
for a meeting regarding fisheries and tourism off the coast of Maine.
Law Fellow Colloquium
(l-r): Professor Dennis Esposito, Rhode Island Sea Grant Director Barry Costa-Pierce, MAI staff attorney Julia Wyman, attorney and RWU alum Peter Tekippe '04, Sarah Parker '12, Chris McNally '13, Scott Gunst '12, Dean David Logan, Kristen Bonjour '12, Jenna Algee '11, and MAI Director Susan Farady