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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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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

  • Islam Protests
    SLATE: Goldstein on Travel Ban
    Professor Jared Goldstein, a constitutional law expert, argues that Trump’s immigration ban explicitly smears Muslims as being potentially hostile to the Constitution.
  • cybersecurity
    Cybersecurity: Obama's Conflicted Legacy
    In the wake of Edward Snowden’s disclosures, the Obama administration had to address a daunting series of challenges on surveillance, cybersecurity, and privacy.
  • Roger Williams in RI
    Order Violates Roger Williams' Principles
    Professor Jared Goldstein says U.S. must learn from mistakes of Chinese Exclusion Act, Japanese Internment policy; heed lessons taught by Roger Williams.

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02/16/2017
By Katie Mulvaney
I have had the good fortune of covering the courts in Rhode Island for The Providence Journal since 2009. I relish the beat for both its emotional and legal elements. It keeps me engaged and...