Faculty News

  • U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
    Perez to Deliver Commencement Address
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez will deliver the Commencement address and receive an honorary degree at Commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 13.
  • Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
    Goldstein on Fossil Fuel Fraud Liability
    Sen. Whitehouse says fossil fuel companies should be sued for misleading Americans about environmental harm caused by carbon pollution. Could it really work?
  • Marijuana
    Horwitz on Legalizing Marijuana
    Professor Andrew Horwitz outlines why legalizing marijuana in Rhode Island is a good idea; Attorney General Peter Kilmartin '98 argues why it might not be.


Dennis H. Esposito

Dennis H. Esposito
Director of Environmental and Land Use Externship
Adjunct Professor of Law
Contact:
401-254-4575

A nationally recognized author, legal educator and speaker, Dennis Esposito draws on 40 years experience in environmental law and regulations that created pragmatic strategies for clients. An accomplished environmental practitioner in land use development, coastal development, hazardous waste issues, and environmental litigation, he has successfully represented clients in both the public and private sectors, including serving as legal counsel for the Narragansett Bay Water Quality District Commission and Rhode Island’s Coastal Resources Management Council.

Former Chairman of the Adler Pollock & Sheehan Environmental Practice Group, a large multi-state law firm, he has worked in siting and permitting the largest marina on the East Coast and was instrumental in drafting legislation that revamped Rhode Island’s environmental and wetlands regulatory agencies. Recently, Esposito was appointed to oversee Rhode Island’s regulatory efforts to address the dual effects of sea level rise and storm-related coastal erosion.

Professor Esposito has been on the Law School’s teaching faculty since 1998 and has previously served as National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition coach and Interim Director of The Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Legal Sea Grant Program and is currently the Director of the Environmental and Land Use Clinical Externship Program.