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RWU Law is one of only 5 law schools in the country that specializes in marine affairs. Of these schools, RWU Law is only one of 2 that specialize in admiralty and maritime law.

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Raquel M. Ortiz, Assistant Dean for Library & Information Services; Associate Professor of Law.
Manages all aspects of the law library. She is a member of the faculty. B.A., Harvard College, 1988; M.S.L.S., Simmons College, 1991; J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1998.

Vacant, Administrative Assistant

Access & Research Services

Lucinda Harrison-Cox, Associate Law Librarian
Directs Access and Reference services, coordinates and monitors the library's access to and training for electronic resources, and serves as systems manager for the library's Innovative Interfaces computer system. B.A., Rutgers University, Camden, 1979; J.D., Washington and Lee University, 1982; M.S., Catholic University, 1990.

Nicole Dyszlewski, Research/Access Services Librarian
Provides legal reference services to faculty, students, and members of the legal community. Coordinates first-year training, library orientation, and provides informational and instructional sessions, lectures, and workshops. She maintains the library’s blog and prepares research guides and other informational materials. B.A., Hofstra University, 2000; J.D., Boston University, 2004; M.L.I.S., University of Rhode Island, 2010.

Vacant, Access Services/Assessment Librarian  

Vacant, Faculty & Digital Services Assistant

Collection Services

Stephanie Edwards, Collection Services Librarian
Supervises Collection Services Department staff and services. She also plays a significant role in collection development, including gifts, and assists at the Reference Desk. B.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978; M.A., 1982, Ph.D., 1987, Bryn Mawr College; M.S., Drexel University, 1994.

Kathleen MacAndrew, Catalog Librarian
Supervises and is responsible for cataloging, classification, authority control and quality of the library’s bibliographic records. She also assists at the Reference Desk. B.A., Cal. State University, Long Beach, 1981; M.L.S., Simmons College, 1987.

Richard Segel, Collection Services Assistant
Sorts, checks in and processes periodicals, newspapers, microfiche and other serials, and routes serials to faculty and staff. He also maintains the microfiche collection. B.S., Roger Williams College, 1981.