Faculty News

  • Judicial Diversity
    Logan on Judicial Diversity
    Professor David Logan argues that the Ocean State's current judiciary looks like the Rhode Island of past generations, not reflecting the diverse nature of the state today.
  • Closed courtroom
    Horwitz on Closed Courtroom Debate
    U.S. District Court Judge Mary Lisi's order to seal the courtroom during a plea hearing for a woman accused of sex trafficking has raised concern among legal observers.
  • Commencement 2015
    RWU Law Celebrates Commencement 2015
    RWU Law honors 115 graduates in a ceremony keynoted by pioneering jurist, the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland; also recognizing noted R.I. defense attorney Robert Mann.


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.