Catherine Schluter

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Catherine SchluterResearch Attorney Marine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program

Contact Information

401-254-5392cschluter@rwu.eduSuite 284


B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

J.D. Georgetown University Law Center 



Catherine Schluter is a research attorney with the Marine Affairs Institute at Roger Williams University School of Law and the Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program.

Throughout law school, Catherine worked on various onshore and coastal environmental and natural resources law issues, and she has interned with a national environmental non-profit organization, as well as several federal agencies. 

Catherine earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was an executive editor of the Georgetown Environmental Law Review, and a B.A. with Highest Distinction in Asian Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Catherine is a member of the North Carolina Bar.

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Course Types

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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.


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