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Displaying events for: October 30th-5th, 2016

Marine Law Symposium

Friday, November 04, 2016
8:30 am - 5:30 pm  |  RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI

 

 

 

 

 

 


Legal and Policy Approaches to Reduce Marine Debris in New England   

Marine debris poses a serious threat to New England’s coastline. Every year, derelict fishing gear, plastic bottles, plastic bags, cigarettes, abandoned vessels, and other debris washes ashore in New England. This debris causes negative social, environmental, and economic impacts, such as decreased aesthetic value, harm to coastal ecosystem health, and damage to vessels and gear. These challenges create complex management problems for coastal managers and attorneys, who work to mitigate the creation of new debris and remove and manage debris that washes ashore.  

This Symposium will discuss the adequacy of U.S. law and policy to prevent the creation of new marine debris and to remove debris once it is created. The first session will include keynote presentations on the science, law, and policy of marine debris. Speakers will then examine case studies from coastal New England states to consider how each state identified a marine debris problem, took steps to address it, and how the approach could serve as a model elsewhere. Finally, a panel of attorneys will lead a facilitated discussion to identify effective legal and policy strategies to prevent and manage marine debris in New England and to frame questions for future research.   

 

FINAL AGENDA

SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES

         

REGISTRATION FOR THE PUBLIC 

FACULTY/STUDENT REGISTRATION   

A Symposium dinner will be held on Thursday, November 3 at the Law School.  A reception will begin at 5:30 PM with dinner to follow at 6:00 PM.  Dinner tickets are $50 a person; student cost is $25 a person.  Registration for the dinner is included in the "Registration to the Public" link above.

Refunds for the Symposium or Symposium Dinner will be accepted in writing to lawevents@rwu.edu on or before Friday, October 28, 2016.

CLE Credits
This program has been approved for six (6) Rhode Island MCLE credits with zero legal ethics credits.


Directions
Signs for "Law School Event" will direct you to parking.
GPS Address:  10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol, RI 

 

Planning Committee:
Michelle Carnevale, Program Associate, 11th Hour Racing
Terra Bowling, Senior Research Counsel, National Sea Grant Law Center
Casey Charkowick, Esq. '16, Staff Attorney, Textron, Inc.
Monica Allard Cox, Communications Director, Rhode Island Sea Grant
Michael Daly, Esq., Partner, Pierce Atwood
Dennis H. Esposito, Esq., Director, RWU Law Environmental and Land Use Clinical Externship Program and Adjunct Professor, Marine Affairs Institute
Charlotte M. Ferris, Program Coordinator, Marine Affairs Institute
Jonathan Gutoff, Professor of Law, RWU Law
Brett Hargaden, Editor-in-Chief, RWU Law Review, Class of 2017
Jennifer McCann, Director, US Coastal Programs, URI Coastal Resources Center at University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island Sea Grant Extension
Christopher McNally, Esq. '13, Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP; of Counsel, Clagett Memorial Regatta; Assistant Solicitor, Middletown, Rhode Island
Dennis Nixon, Director, Rhode Island Sea Grant, and Professor, University of Rhode Island
Patrick O’Connor, Esq. '15, Associate Attorney, Hill, Betts & Nash LLP
Read D. Porter, Staff Attorney, Marine Affairs Institute/Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program
Julia Wyman, Director, Marine Affairs Institute/Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program

Student Representatives:
Austyn Carolin, RWU Law, Class of 2017
Casey Tremper, University of Rhode Island

 

Please contact marineaffairs@rwu.edu or 401-254-5392 with any questions regarding this event. 

 

 

 

 

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LSAT Free Practice Test

Friday, November 04, 2016
10:00 am - 1:30 pm  |  RWU Law Experiential Campus, 1 Empire Street, 4th Floor, Providence, RI 02903

RWU Law is partnering with The Princeton Review Boston to offer prospective students a LSAT Free Practice Test under test conditions on Friday, November 4, 2016 from 10:00 AM- 1:30 PM on the 4th floor of RWU Law's new Experiential Campus located at 1 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903.  Come get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses so you know how to prep for the real LSAT!

 

Register online to participate in the LSAT Free Practice Test.

 

Please contact Jolee Vacchi, Assistant Director of Admissions, at jvacchi@rwu.edu or (401) 254-4555 with any questions regarding the event.

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RWU Law Providence Experiential Campus Celebration

Friday, November 04, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  |  One Empire Street, Providence

RWU Law Providence Experiential Campus Celebration

Open to all alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends.

Friday, November 4
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

One Empire Street
Providence, Rhode Island
(Second Floor Reception)

Join Dean Michael J. Yelnosky and the Law Alumni Association to celebrate the NEW Providence Experiential Campus. The facility is home to RWU Law’s Criminal Defense, Immigration, Business Start Up, Veteran’s Benefits Appeal clinics, Feinstein Center for Pro Bono & Experiential Education and our neighbor Rhode Island Center for Justice.

Reception & Building Tours

Hors d'oeuvres & One Drink Ticket
Cash Bar to follow.

RSVP to Alumni Relations-Special Events, Heidi Dagwan at hdagwan@rwu.edu or (401) 254-3154.

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