Faculty News

  • RWU Law Sixth in Nation in Percentage of Graduates Obtaining State Court Clerkships
    Study shows RWU Law is a national leader in placing students into career-launching clerkships.
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    Horwitz on Panhandling Ordinances and the First Amendment
    Professor Andy Horwitz’s latest contribution to the RWU First Amendment Blog: “First Amendment Protects the Right to Give and to Receive.”
  • As Manning released, trial attorney Coombs looks back on case, looks forward to teaching again at RWU Law
    Chelsea Manning was released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., on May 17th, after serving nearly seven years in prison for leaking a trove of military and diplomatic files. Manning’s lead trial attorney, David E. Coombs, now teaches at the Roger Williams University School of Law.


The Honorable Dennis J. Curran

The Honorable Dennis J. Curran
Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

A former trial attorney for over 20 years, Honorable Dennis J. Curran is an Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court where he has presided over 420 civil and criminal trials. In 2015, the Massachusetts Bar Association  presented him with the Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award for "having demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to improving the administration of justice." The Award has been bestowed only 7 times in the past 28 years.

In 2016, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys bestowed Justice Curran with its Judicial Excellence Award.