Harlan Doliner

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Harlan DolinerAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

Contact Information

hdoliner@verrilldana.comVerrill Dana LLP

Harlan Doliner is an attorney in the Boston office of Verrill Dana LLP, where his practice includes maritime technology, security and environmental issues; transaction support; strategic risk-assessment and management; brownfields re-development; enforcement defense and regulatory compliance. He is an officer in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and currently serves as the President of the Marine & Oceanographic Technology Network.

Courses Taught

LAW.783Energy Law in Maritime Ecomony

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Marine Affairs Institute

Course Description

The pursuit of offshore energy development – especially renewable energy - comes with great potential, but with technical, market and legal challenges as well. There are natural and engineering challenges posed by the depth of the water, the struggle to pinpoint optimal siting, the forces of the wind and the waves, and the density of the seabed. There are financing challenges in locating start-up funding, determining the nature of ownership, securing leases, loans, and sufficient operating capital, and insuring the whole enterprise. There are the legal challenges of negotiating contractual arrangements for connecting to the power grid and selling the power to utilities or other users as well as the environmental and other regulatory permitting processes and appeals. This course provides a comprehensive look at the legal, transactional, practical lawyering and regulatory issues associated with the sustainable development and project financing of off-shore energy projects, emphasizing wind and hydrokinetics, but also drawing on experience with on-shore wind, solar and geo-thermal energy. Students successfully completing this course will be better prepared for transactional practice in a burgeoning field.

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Elective

Course Credits

2.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Faculty Associated

Harlan Doliner

LMA.792Maritime Security Law

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Marine Affairs Institute

Course Description

The course addresses the law of maritime security in the United States in the context of the post-September 11 global economy. Recent, essential measures such as the International Ship & Port Security Code and the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 will be covered in addition to traditional statutory and regulatory schemes such as port state control and the Safety of Life at Sea Convention. An underlying premise of the course is the relationship between environmental considerations and maritime security risk management in the practical implementation of legal principles. Students will learn principles of U.S. and international maritime security law in a context of transactional practice, including simulated client counseling and formulation of transaction documents such as legal opinions. Prior maritime and/or environmental law courses will be helpful, but are not a prerequisite.

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Elective

Course Credits

2.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Faculty Associated

Harlan Doliner
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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.

Elective

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.

Seminar

Seminars are classes where teachers and small groups of students focus on a specific topic and the students complete a substantial research paper.

Clinics/Externships

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.