The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Moot Court Board
The RWU Moot Court Board unites the law school’s finest appellate advocates through the intra-school Clark Competition held over several weeks each fall. All second-year day and transfer students are invited to compete. The two highest scoring individuals have the privilege of arguing before the Rhode Island Supreme Court. Membership on the Moot Court Board offers students an opportunity to hone their written and oral advocacy skills; but most importantly, board members have the honor of representing our law school in national and regional competitions. Through Moot Court many student have found their voice and direction in the practice of law. Members have participated in a wide-ranging array of competitions, including the Regent University Competition, the National Moot Court Competition and the Phillip C. Jessup Competition (international law specific). This experience provides students not only the benefit of peer and professor interaction, but further exposes students to networking with other schools and legal institutions.