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.
The Trial Team gives students the opportunity to gain litigation experience through competitions with top law schools. The Trial Team participates in multiple competitions during the year involving various areas of law and regularly advances to the semifinal or final rounds of regional competitions.
Recent competitions have included the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law Student Trial Advocacy Competition, the American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition, and the National Trial Competition.
Membership on the trial team is based on a competition among Roger Williams Law students during the fall semester. The Trial Team benefits from the coaching of Professor Larry Ritchie and experienced, practicing litigators.