Robert E. Falvey

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Robert E. FalveyAdjunct Professor of LawAttorney at Law

Contact Information

rfalvey@falveycargo.comProTecht Legal Services

Robert Falvey is the vice-president of Falvey Cargo Underwriting, where he is responsible for the settlement of all ocean and inland marine transit claims, post-settlement subrogation actions and corporate legal counseling.  He is a 1998 graduate of Roger Williams University School of Law.

Courses Taught

LAW.787Marine Insurance

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Course Description

This course examines the legal problems involved in insurance against physical loss or damage to maritime property (hull), against maritime liabilities (protection and indemnity), and for damage to goods (cargo).

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Elective

Course Credits

2.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in Law

Faculty Associated

Robert E. Falvey

LMA.788Marine Salvage

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Marine Affairs Institute

Course Description

Marine salvage is the law of rewarding parties for rescuing goods and preventing damage in cases of marine peril. The concept is unique to maritime law and involves both a different calculation than the Common-Law concept of quantum meruit and give rise to a maritime lien, an ownership interest, in the property subject to salvage. We'll consider the elements of a salvage claim, and the distinction between salvage and other maritime claims, calculation of the salvage award, salvage for prevention of environmental damage, and problem involved in the recovery of sunken treasure including the relation of salvage to the law of finds and abandonment and issues involved in dealing with the United States and foreign sovereigns. In addition procedural issues of arbitration and forum selection will be considered. No prior knowledge of maritime law will be assumed.

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Elective

Course Credits

2.0

Course Degree

Juris DoctorMaster of Studies in 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.

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.