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Julia Wyman is Director of the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law/Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Before her appointment as Director, Ms. Wyman served as the staff attorney for the Marine Affairs Institute for four years. Prior to joining the Marine Affairs...

Julia Wyman's Archive for December 2016

Posted by Julia Wyman
12/13/2016 at 10:35 AM
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Marine Affairs Institute. To celebrate, we hosted the 10th Marine Law Symposium, Legal and Policy Approaches to Reduce Marine Debris in New England, on November 5.  We partnered with the Roger Williams Law Review to host the symposium, and highlighted the work of our students during our Welcome Dinner on November 4.    The symposium focused on a problem that poses a great threat to coastlines around the world: marine debris.  Every year, derelict fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarette butts, abandoned vessels, and...