Senior Lecturer in Marine Policy
Course: Marine Policy
860-572-5302 ext. 5158
Catherine Robinson Hall received her J.D. from Vermont Law School and is an environmental attorney concentrating in wetland, coastal and water law. Katy has litigated hundreds of cases relating to watershed, wetland, and coastal resource protection. She has drafted numerous regulatory policies, laws and regulations influencing land and water use, coastal resources, environmental enforcement and administrative practice. As a former Deputy Chief Legal Counsel at the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Katy cofounded the agency’s environmental mediation program, served as the Department’s Public Ethics Officer, and was a liaison between the state environmental agency and federal Environmental Protection Agency to help develop uniform environmental policies. She has published articles on coastal policy (public trust doctrine) and water law, and has inspired numerous alumni to pursue graduate study in marine policy and other areas that effect positive change in policies regarding the sea and coast. Katy is an alum of the Williams-Mystic Program from the spring of 1984.