Roses Laughlin

Photo of Roses Laughlin
Roses LaughlinResearch AttorneyMarine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program

Contact Information

401-254-5317rlaughlin@rwu.eduOffice 284


J.D., University of Oregon School of Law
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Roses Laughlin is a Research Attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program. She comes to MAI after graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law with a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law. While in law school, she was involved with Land Air Water Environmental Law Society, the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation, and was a co-founder and director of Student Advocacy and Action for Environmental Justice (SAAEJ). Roses held internships at Delaware Riverkeeper Network, Vermont Legal Aid, and the Western Environmental Law Clinic. She also held a research fellowship at the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center, focusing on sustainable land use.  

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.