Christopher Perrett

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Christopher PerrettResearch AttorneyMarine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program

Contact Information

401-254-4524cperrett@rwu.eduOffice 284


J.D., Roger Williams University School of Law
M.M.A., University of Rhode Island
B.A., University of Southern Maine

Chris Perrett is a Research Attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program.  He is a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and a recent graduate of the Roger Williams University School of Law and University of Rhode Island J.D./M.M.A. joint degree program. Mr. Perrett has experience in the maritime industry as a Boatswain’s Mate in the United States Coast Guard and in his academic career as a Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow.  He was also a student editor for the Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce and a legal intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Mr. Perrett received his BA in History from the University of Southern Maine.

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