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Michael J. Yelnosky became the dean of Roger Williams University School of Law on July 1, 2014. Dean Yelnosky is a founding member of the RWU Law...

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11/14/2017
By David Coombs
[RWU Law Professor, veteran and military law expert David Coombs offered the following remarks during Veterans Day observances at Roger Williams University on November 10. The address has been...

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    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.