Christopher Perrett

Christopher Perrett
Christopher PerrettResearch AssociateMarine Affairs Institute & RI Sea Grant Legal Program

Contact Information

cperrett@rwu.eduOffice 284

Chris Perrett is a Research Associate with the Marine Affairs Institute.  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; and sat for the February Bar Exam. 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 a BA in History from the University of Southern Maine, a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island, and a Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of 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.