MAI Advisory Board

The Institute’s Advisory Board serves to provide the Institute Director advice and guidance to ensure the Institute’s programs are providing top-quality educational opportunities for the next generation of ocean and coastal leaders, our programs are relevant and responsive to the needs of the professional community, and our outreach and fundraising capacity is supported.

Tracey M. Dalton
Professor and Chair
Department of Marine Affairs
University of Rhode Island

Michael J. Daly, Esq.
Partner, Pierce Atwood LLP
Adjunct Professor, RWU School of Law
RWU School of Law/University of Rhode Island - J.D./M.M.A. '02

Dennis H. Esposito, Esq.
Director, Environmental and Land Use Externship, RWU School of Law
Principal, aarons-esposito
Adjunct Professor, RWU School of Law

Robert E. Falvey, Esq.
Vice Chair
Vice President, Falvey Cargo Underwriting
Adjunct Professor, RWU School of Law
RWU School of Law ‘98

Jonathan M. Gutoff
Professor of Law
RWU School of Law

Dennis W. Nixon
Professor and Director
Rhode Island Sea Grant
University of Rhode Island

Wendy A. Waller, Atty.
Chair
Staff Attorney, Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP
RWU School of Law/University of Rhode Island - J.D./M.M.A. ’02 

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Course Types

We have classified RWU Law classes under the following headers. One of the following course types will be attached to each course which will allow students to narrow down their search while looking for classes.

Core Course

Students in the first and second year are required to take classes covering the following aspects of the law—contracts, torts, property, criminal law, civil procedure, and constitutional law, evidence, and professional responsibility.  Along with these aspects, the core curriculum will develop legal reasoning skills.

Elective

After finishing the core curriculum the remaining coursework toward the degree is completed through upper level elective courses.  Students can choose courses that peak their interests or courses that go along with the track they are following.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

Inhouse Clinics and Clinical Externships legal education is law school training in which students participate in client representation under the supervision of a practicing attorney or law professor.  RWU Law's Clinical Programs offer unique and effective learning opportunities and the opportunity for practical experience while still in law school.