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David Logan has served as Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI since 2003. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Logan clerked for a federal judge and practiced with a major Washington, D.C. law firm, where he represented Native American tribes....

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Getting "Hands On" Experience in Marine Law: the RWU Sea Grant Law Fellows

Posted by David Logan on 04/24/2012 at 02:20 PM

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!

Law Fellow Colloquium 2012 photo
Kristen Bonjour '12 presents at the Marine Renewable Energy Center
conference in Boston, MA

Law Fellow Colloquium 2012 photo
Sarah Parker '12 presents at the Law Fellow Colloquium

Law Fellow Colloquium 2012 photo
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 Colloquium 2012 photo
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 2012 photo
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