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Susan Farady

Susan Farady
Director, Marine Affairs Institute
Director, RI Sea Grant Legal Program

J.D., Vermont Law School
B.A., University of Colorado


Susan Farady is the Director of the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program, and adjunct faculty. She teaches marine policy and law, and directs the education, outreach and research programs of the Institute, including the joint degree program with the University of Rhode Island Department of Marine Affairs, activities with Rhode Island Sea Grant, and marine affairs curriculum and outreach activities at the School of Law. Professor Farady has presented on marine governance reform, marine protected areas, and the National Marine Sanctuary Act.

She serves as an advisor to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting, and the Sea Education Association. 

Prior to joining RWU, she directed the Ocean Conservancy’s New England Regional Office, served as an advisor to the Maine Department of Marine Resources and the New England Fishery Management Council Enforcement Committee, and practiced both civil and criminal law. 

Areas of Expertise
Ocean Governance
Marine Protected Areas
National Marine Sanctuary Act
Environmental Law

Selected Publications

"Marine and Coastal Law: Cases and Materials," Nixon, Dennis W., Daly, Michael J., Farady, Susan E. – 2nd ed. 

“’Compatible Use’ Within National Marine Sanctuaries: Determining Meaningful Implementation,” in Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, vol. 12 no. 1, 2006;

“Marine Ecosystem Management” chapter in “Saving Biological Diversity: Balancing Protection of Endangered Species and Ecosystems,” Springer Publishing, 2008