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03/31/2015
By Ashley Ham Pong '10
It was a sunny summer day in August of 2009 as I sat in a conference room at Roger William’s University’s Providence campus, feeling somewhat like a guinea pig. I was a member of the first class of...

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RWU Law provides students a broad range of marine resource and maritime courses taught by full professors as well as expert practitioners.  The curriculum includes courses in admiralty, fisheries, piracy, ocean and coastal law, ocean policy, and climate change.



Admiralty Law

Course Number: 
LAW.780
Credits: 
3

This course involves a study of the jurisdiction of admiralty courts and the laws affecting maritime rights and obligations. Areas included are the history of maritime law, choice of law in admiralty cases, maritime property interests, rights of seamen, carriage of goods, salvage, and
collision.