The Research Attorney will work on grant-funded projects that the Marine Affairs Institute and Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program are conducting to support: sustainable and effective management of fisheries and aquaculture resources in Rhode Island and New England; and coastal resilience. The Research Attorney will be responsible for conducting legal and policy research, meeting with government officials and stakeholders, and creating reports, outreach materials, and other materials as needed to carry out the projects. This position in grant-funded for 12 months and is non-renewable.
Conduct research on policy, laws, and regulations related to fisheries and aquaculture.
Work with Sea Grant programs, state agencies, and local governments in New England to assess challenges and opportunities in fisheries and aquaculture law and policy in New England.
Identify potential approaches to resolve challenges related to spatial and biological management of coastal waters in New England.
Plan and conduct meetings related to fisheries and aquaculture law and policy in New England communities.
Draft, edit, and publish materials explaining results of research, including reports, model legal language, outreach materials, and presentations.
Conduct research on policy, laws, and regulations related to coastal resilience.
Present research to interested audiences in New England and at national conferences as appropriate.