Faculty News

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    RI Lawyers Weekly speaks with Dean Michael Yelnosky about Affordable Excellence, the Clinical Guarantee and "giving young lawyers leg up" in a today's market.
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    With notable increases in law school enrollment, Affordable Excellence tuition reduction/guarantee will continue for next year’s incoming class.
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    Dean Michael J. Yelnosky speaks with WPRO's Steve Klamkin about Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation, his legacy and his possible successors.


Bela August Walker

Bela August Walker
Associate Professor of Law

J.D., Columbia
B.A., Bryn Mawr College

Leave of Absence (Fall 2014)

Bela August Walker joined the Roger Williams University School of Law faculty in the fall of 2011. She previously taught at Fordham University School of Law. She is a cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College and was both a Kent and a Stone Scholar at Columbia Law School, where she won the Beck Prize for excellence in Property Law. She was the Essay & Review Editor of the Columbia Law Review. Professor Walker clerked for the Honorable Sidney R. Thomas of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for the Honorable Robert P. Patterson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. From 2006 to 2007 she was a Staff Attorney at the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia.

Selected Publications

Books

Education in the Fifty States: A Deskbook History of State Constitutions and Laws About Education (Inst. Educ. Equity & Opportunity 2008) (contributing author)

Articles

Making Room in the Property Canon, 90 Texas Law Review 423 (2011)

Deciphering Risk: Sex Offender Statues and Moral Panic in a Risk Society, 40 University of Baltimore Law Review 183 (2010)

Fractured Bonds: Policing Whiteness and Womanhood through Race-Based Marriage Annulments, 58 DePaul Law Review 1 (2008)

The Color of Crime: The Case Against Race Based Suspect Descriptions, 103 Columbia Law Review 662 (2003)