Faculty News

  • 1st Amendment
    RWU's News First Amendment Blog
    Inspired by RWU’s namesake, the new blog focuses on five freedoms: of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble peaceably, to petition government
  • Flag Burning
    Yelnosky on Flag Burning
    Dean Michael Yelnosky talks about two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that protect flag-burning as a form of free speech under the First Amendment.
  • Trump Effect
    Horwitz on the 'Trump Effect'
    It's uncertain how a Trump administration will affect police-minority relationships in Rhode Island -- but national tone can impact what happens on local streets.


Barbara Hurst

Barbara Hurst
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Barbara Hurst recently retired from her position as the Deputy Public Defender for the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. Before her appointment to that position, she was the Chief Appellate Attorney in that office, arguing hundreds of cases before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.