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.


The Honorable Arthur Votolato

The Honorable Arthur Votolato
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

The Honorable Arthur Votolato was until recently the Chief Judge for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Rhode Island.  Appointed in 1968, Judge Votolato was the first Bankruptcy Judge appointed in Rhode Island served as the state’s only Bankruptcy Judge for 44 years.