Faculty News

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    Is Wall Between Church and State Crumbling?
    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
  • Jones Act
    Gutoff, Nixon on Puerto Rico
    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.
  • Travel Ban
    AP: Margulies on New Travel Ban
    Professor Peter Margulies weighs in on how President Trump's revamped travel ban might attract new legal challenges — and how they might fare.


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, Justice Dennis J. Curran has presided over 450 civil and criminal trials.

In 2015, the Massachusetts Bar Association presented him with its Chief Justice Edward F. Hennessey Award for "having demonstrated extraordinary leadership and dedication to improving the administration of justice", an award bestowed only 7 times within almost 30 years.

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

In 2017, the American Board of Trial Advocates-Massachusetts Chapter bestowed him with its Judicial Courage Award.