Faculty News

  • RWU Law Sixth in Nation in Percentage of Graduates Obtaining State Court Clerkships
    Study shows RWU Law is a national leader in placing students into career-launching clerkships.
  • Panhandling
    Horwitz on Panhandling Ordinances and the First Amendment
    Professor Andy Horwitz’s latest contribution to the RWU First Amendment Blog: “First Amendment Protects the Right to Give and to Receive.”
  • As Manning released, trial attorney Coombs looks back on case, looks forward to teaching again at RWU Law
    Chelsea Manning was released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on May 17th, after serving nearly seven years in prison for leaking a trove of military and diplomatic files. Manning’s lead trial attorney, David E. Coombs, now teaches at the Roger Williams University School of Law.


Christopher A. D'Ovidio

Christopher A. D'Ovidio
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Christopher A. D'Ovidio is the principal of D'Ovidio Law. His practice focuses on land use, zoning, environmental, municipal affairs, property law, general practice and civil litigation.

He currently serves as legal counsel for the Pawtuxet River Authority and previously served as assistant solicitor for the Town of New Shoreham, attorney for the Conservation Law Foundation, and as an environmental scientist and engineering technician for the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management.

Mr. D’Ovidio has been an invited lecturer in various forums, including the 2010 through 2017 Rhode Island Bar Annual Meetings where he has presented on recent developments in environmental and land use law. He served on various state and local boards, committees, and commissions, addressing renewable energy, water allocation, affordable housing, water quality, land use and zoning matters.