Each year, the Marine Affairs Institute takes RWU Law students on an educational cruise on Narragansett Bay. This trip helps first year students better understand many of the marine and maritime issues affecting Rhode Island and New England.
Religion, Law and Lawyering
This course considers how religious perspectives might illuminate various issues of secular law and lawyering. Topics that will be addressed include: parallels between law and religion; religious language in public and legal discourse; religious perspectives on civil liability, criminal law and punishment, and reconciliation with injustice; interpretation of secular and sacred text; and spiritual dimensions of lawyering. The course will consider a variety of religious perspectives, including Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Islamic.