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Visiting Assistant Professor David Coombs joined the RWU Law faculty in 2014.  He teaches criminal procedure and coaches the RWU Trial Team....

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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

  • Professor David Coombs
    Coombs Named Weisberger Professor
    'WikiLeaks Lawyer' David Coombs is named the Joseph R. Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law, effective this semester and continuing into 2015-16 academic year.
  • Drugs
    Horwitz on Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    Prosectors hope longer prison terms will help deter drug dealers. But Professor Andy Horwitz explains why mandatory minimum sentences don’t work.
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert B. Kent, H'91
    A Farewell to Professor Kent
    RWU Law notes the passing of esteemed educator, scholar, colleague and friend, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert Brydon Kent, H’91.

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02/24/2015
By Professor Emily Sack
On the evening of January 15, 2015, Oklahoma prisoner Charles Warner died by lethal injection, shortly after the Supreme Court denied his application for a stay of execution.  Warner had also...