Upcoming Events

Secrets & Scandals

Secrets & Scandals

Info Session for Prospective Students
NOV
10
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
10 Metacom Avenue, Bristol RI. 02809
Hands-on Deposition Skills Training Program
NOV
13
All Day
Providence and Bristol, Rhode Island
Secrets and Scandals: Reforming Rhode Island, 1986-2006
NOV
13
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Marine Affairs Student Roundtable Luncheon
NOV
19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bay View Room
Criminal Justice Reform with Soffiyah Elijah
NOV
19
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Appellate Courtroom 283

Fast Facts

The Marine Affairs Institute holds a major symposium every other year. These events draw national and international experts in their various fields to RWU Law. Students can attend these symposia for free. Past topics range from fisheries law, climate change and the legacy of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.



Professor Michael Yelnosky

Then & NowFounding faculty member Michael Yelnosky is RWU Law’s Distinguished Service Professor of Law. With his deep and extensive background in Employment Law, he serves as an invaluable resource for both students and scholars alike. Active in the legal community, Professor Yelnosky served as a neutral arbitrator in the case RIBCO v. State of Rhode Island. As President of the Rhode Island chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, Professor Yelnosky moderated a program on the Roberts’s Court’s treatment of labor and employment law issues. He also made a presentation to federal trial and appellate court judges as a part of a workshop on Labor and Employment law sponsored by the Institute for Judicial Administration and the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU.

On campus at RWU Law, Professor Yelnosky is a popular teacher of Civil Procedure, Employment Law and Employment Discrimination Law at RWU. Additionally, he serves as a Research Fellow for NYU’s Center for Labor and Employment Law. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable Edmund V. Ludwig in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and worked for the law firms Mellon, Webster & Mellon and Morgan, Lewis, & Bockius. Professor Yelnosky has taught at Villanova, Seton Hall and Chicago-Kent schools of law. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.