The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Association for Public Interest Law
APIL is a non-partisan student organization whose goal is to raise awareness of legal issues affecting the broader public, especially those segments of the public that may face barriers to justice. APIL facilitates opportunities for students to become involved with the public interest legal community through events such as the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in October, the Rebellious Lawyering Conference in February, the NYU Public Interest Legal Career Fair in February, the Cover Public Interest Retreat in March, as well as alternative spring break service opportunities. APIL coordinates with other student groups and the Feinstein Institute for Legal Service to provide and promote public interest related events throughout the year and to raise money for public interest summer internship stipends through the annual Public Interest Auction. APIL strives to bring attention to and actively support student-driven and community-based initiatives, such as the Haiti relief effort and the response to the Rhode Island floods of 2010.
Our organization works with the Feinstein Center fro Pro Bono and Experiential Education at Roger Williams and law students to further public interest law in Rhode Island and the New England area. We will continue to work as advocates for those in need of assistance.