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Posted by Michael Yelnosky
12/22/2016 at 03:37 PM
The American Bar Association, which regulates law schools, has recently taken steps to increase the amount of “consumer information” law schools must make available to potential applicants.   I consider this a positive trend, even though reasonable minds can differ on the question of what kinds of information should be provided.  There are at least two risks involved when picking data all schools must report.  First, as the saying goes, “just because you can measure something does not make it important.”  For example, does the total number of volumes and titles in a...
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...