Faculty News

  • Linda Tappa '17
    From Farm to School
    Tappa's goal? To blend public service and business law -- bringing small farmers and elementary schools together to help kids develop healthy eating habits.
  • Dean Yelnosky and Governor Raimondo
    Governor Raimondo on RWU Law
    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently sat down with Dean Michael Yelnosky. to talk about law, legal education, and the increasingly vital role of RWU Law
  • Professor David Coombs representing Pfc. Bradley Manning.
    Representing Private Manning
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s lead trial attorney, RWU Law Professor David E. Coombs kept telling his client: Trust the system, trust the system.


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.