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Chief Justice Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law David Coombs joined the RWU Law faculty in 2014. He teaches criminal procedure and coaches the RWU Trial Team. Professor Coombs also serves as the faculty advisor to the Military Law Society, a student-run organization dedicated to raising...

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11/14/2017 at 12:37 PM
[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 slightly edited for readability in blog format.] Today we honor those who honored our country with its highest form of service.  Those who once wore the uniform of our Air Force, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard – and my personal favorite, the U.S. Army. The theme is “Service and Honor,” and our veterans certainly display both on a daily basis.  But perhaps the most enduring example of service and...
Posted by David Coombs
02/24/2016 at 11:03 AM
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) will sit at the Roger Williams University School of Law on Wednesday March 2.  The Court will hear oral arguments in Robert Chisholm v. Robert McDonald, CAVC No. 15-1594.    If the name of the petitioner sounds familiar, it’s for good reason.  Mr. Chisholm is one of the founding partners in Chisholm, Chisholm, and Kilpatrick (CCK), a Providence, Rhode Island law firm with a national practice and reputation for representing disabled veterans in the CAVC and the Department of Veterans Affairs.   Last year, CCK and RWU...