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Professor Cecily Banks serves as a Professor of Legal Practice. A member of the RWU faculty since 2003, Professor Banks teaches classes in legal...

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Premier academic credentials.

Real-world experience.

Our faculty’s formidable credentials and academic accomplishments are a point of pride at RWU Law – but we're definitely not an ivory tower.

Our professors have practiced in virtually every area of the law and published widely in the nation's most prestigious law reviews; their opinions have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the Providence Journal and virtually every other major news outlet in the United States – from CNN to NPR. They've testified before Congress, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, practiced with top law firms and respected nonprofit organizations, represented detainees at Guantanamo, served in the United Nations and the Armed Forces, and held leadership positions in such organizations as the American Bar Association and the American Law Institute.

As an RWU Law student, all of this collective experience is at your fingertips, a vast reservoir of theoretical prowess and real-world know-how.

Faculty News

  • Defending the Defenseless
    Brook Ashley ’08 spearheads a new program expanding access to legal services for domestic violence victims who can’t afford lawyers.
  • Judicial selection
    Yelnosky on Judicial Selection
    Dean Michael Yelnosky in the ProJo, on the governor's efforts to change perceptions that you’ve got to “know a guy” to be a judge in Rhode Island.
  • Horwitz, Vorenberg on Expungement
    Prof. Andrew Horwitz and Director of Pro Bono & Community Partnerships Eliza Vorenberg on how expungement helps those with minor criminal records get a fresh start.

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05/03/2016
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
One hallmark of an RWU Law education is our remarkable connection to the bar, the bench, other branches of government, and businesses – both profit and non-profit.  During a student’s three...