Two of our faculty stars, Jorge Elorza and Michael Yelnosky, received important professional recognition in recent weeks.
Jorge Elorza completed the rigorous path to tenure with a unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees of Roger Williams University. He has established himself as a strong classroom teacher in his areas of interest—Property, Housing, and Civil Rights—and has authored provocative articles that have appeared in the Pittsburgh Law Review and the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. But it is his community service that is singular: he is a founder of the Latino Policy Institute at Roger Williams University (which just released its first major report to national attention), a judge on the Providence Housing Court, and an active participant in our Pro Bono Collaborative.
Michael Yelnosky, a founding member of the Roger Williams law faculty, was named Distinguished Service Professor. Yelnosky served as Associate Dean for 4+ years, leading the school seamlessly through the ABA reaccreditation process and to membership in the prestigious American Association of Law School’s. He has also been active in the larger community, serving on the Board of Common Cause Rhode Island and leading public discussion of the state’s judicial nominating process. Add to this excellent teaching and consistently strong scholarship and you have a package deserving of the Distinguished Service Professorship.
Congratulations to Professors Elorza and Yelnosky!