Brianna Jordan

Brianna Jordan
Brianna JordanStaff AttorneyMarine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program

Contact Information


J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law

M.S., Roger Williams University

B.A., Suffolk University

Brianna Jordan is a staff attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Most recently, Brianna was a 2023 John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C. where her work focused on coastal hazard policy and planning.

During her time in law school, Brianna externed at the Conservation Law Foundation in Providence, interned at the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in Washington DC, and served as a Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow. While completing her dual degree, she received the public service award from the school of architecture and was inducted into the Tau Sigma Delta Honors Society in Architecture and Allied Arts.

Brianna received her J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law in 2021, her Master of Science in Historic Preservation from Roger Williams University School of Architecture in 2022, and her B.A in history from Suffolk University in 2016.

Close Course Type Descriptions

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.


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.


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


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.