Faculty News

  • Alyssa Boss '97
    Boss '97: GC at Care New England
    Alyssa Boss ’97, Senior VP and General Counsel for Care New England, talks about her career experiences -- and her work with current RWU Law students.
  • Ken McKay '96
    McKay '96 to Head Christie Campaign
    The Washington Post reports that Gov. Chris Christie has tapped Ken McKay '96, a seasoned Republican strategist, to manage his presidential campaign.
  • Lawyers Under the Nazis
    The ‘Lawyers Without Rights’ exhibition, sponsored by RWU Law and the U.S. District Court, portrays persecution of Jewish lawyers and judges in the Nazi era.


Cecily V. Banks

Cecily V. Banks
Professor of Legal Practice
Director, Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program

J.D., University of Virigina
B.A., Sweet Briar College

Contact:
401-254-4563

Professor Cecily Banks serves as a Professor of Legal Practice. A member of the RWU faculty since 2003, Professor Banks teaches classes in legal practice, contract drafting and business skills. Her students learn how to understand a client's business deal, and how to translate the deal into contract concepts, the building blocks of contracts. They also learn the process for drafting the contract concepts in clear and unambiguous provisions in a well-organized complete contract that reflects accurately the parties' deal and how to add value to a client's deal by drafting and recognizing nuances in language that change the deal and shift risk between the parties.

After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor Banks worked in commercial litigation at law firms in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Virginia. She has extensive experience in writing legal briefs, presenting oral arguments, trying cases and conducting settlement negotiations. Her training in commercial litigation and her general practice background serve as experience for teaching her various skills-oriented courses.