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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

  • White House rainbow
    Vox: Mancheno '13 on Orlando
    "America is a haven for gay immigrants like me. Don’t let Orlando change that." Luis Mancheno '13 in Vox, on his visceral reaction to the Pulse nightclub shooting.
  • Rhode Island: Hope
    Op-Ed: Yelnosky on Judicial Selection
    Dean Michael Yelnosky says new judicial nominations signal commitment to devalue political pull and increase racial and ethnic diversity on the state bench.
  • Cook's "Endeavour"
    The Guardian: Gutoff on Cook's 'Endeavour'
    Professor Jonathan Gutoff on how "arresting" Captain Cook's famed ship Endeavour could secure ownership for the state if its wreckage is discovered in Newport Harbor.

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06/17/2016
By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
Last Sunday, when the scope of the tragedy at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando began to emerge, I sent the following email to the student body: Tragically, once again Americans are mourning the loss of...