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.
Career Development Programs
The Office of Career Development conducts mock interviews in which students have the opportunity to hone their interviewing skills. At any time during the year, students may schedule a mock interview with any of our career development counselors to polish their interview skills and receive immediate feedback and suggestions for improvement.
To schedule a mock interview, please contact:
The Office of Career Development
Public Interest Summer Stipend Program
Public interest summer internships are invaluable opportunities to gain experience, make contacts and build upon your commitment to public interest. Because many public interest opportunities are unpaid, students can apply for a summer stipend through the Office of Career Development's competitive Public Interest Stipend Program. Historically, around twenty-five to thirty stipends are awarded annually. In the past, stipends have allowed students to work for employers such as the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, Harvard Legal Aid Bureau and the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, to name a few.
Both the University and the School of Law show their dedication to public interest by contributing generously to this program. Further, The Feinstein Institute for Legal Services, the Student Bar Association and the Association for Public Interest Law team up to sponsor a fun and very successful Winter Auction to raise even more funds for the program. The Office of Career Development holds an information session about the Public Interest Stipend Program early in the spring semester.