Founding 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.