Faculty News

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    Freedman on Credit Reports
    Adjunct professor and RWU Law Board member Linn Foster Freedman on why reviewing your credit report is an essential part of protecting your privacy.
  • Champions for Justice
    ‘Champions for Justice’ Honored
    Judge Judith Savage, Dena Castricone ’02, and Dorcas International Institute of RI are honored as Champions for Justice in supporting public interest law.
  • Pro Bono Scholars Program
    National Law Journal on RWU Law
    RWU Law is one of only seven law schools outside NY participating in Pro Bono Scholars, a unique program that gives law students a fast track into the profession.


Cecily V. Banks

Cecily V. Banks
Professor of Experiential Education
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.