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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

  • Marine debris
    The Legal Impact of Marine Debris
    Senator Whitehouse, other national and local experts confront a growing threat to New England’s tourism, ecological health and fisheries industry
  • Deborah Johnson
    Johnson Wins 2nd Term as MBWA President
    Deborah Johnson, RWU Law's Director of Diversity and Outreach, has been re-elected president of the Massachusetts Black Women Attorneys association.
  • TIME: Bogus on Second Amendment
    Time asks: does the "right to bear arms" apply equally to all citizens – or just whites? While the question has recently made headlines, it's as old as the country itself.


By Dean Michael J. Yelnosky
Less than two years ago, RWU Law hosted a day-long symposium on the issue of mass incarceration, an event attended by approximately 350 judges, lawyers, law students, and others.  It was a...