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.
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.