Emily Migliaccio

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Emily Migliaccio Staff AttorneyMarine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program Adjunct Professor of Law

Contact Information

401-254-5734emigliaccio@rwu.eduOffice 284C

Emily Migliaccio is a Staff Attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. Prior to joining the Institute and Program, Ms. Migliaccio practiced primarily environmental, health and safety, and land use law with the women-owned law firm Cervenka Green & Ducharme LLC. Prior to that she was a litigation associate with Partridge, Snow & Hahn LLP. During her time in private practice, Ms. Migliaccio served on the Board of eco RI, Inc. and was an Administrative Fine Hearing Officer for the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council. 
Ms. Migliaccio focused her undergraduate and graduate studies in environmental law and policy. Ms. Migliaccio studied environmental geosciences and environmental studies at Boston College and sailed for its Varsity Sailing Team. She earned her Juris Doctor degree at Vermont Law School where she was the Senior Notes Editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law.

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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.


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.