Faculty News

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    Professor Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at RWU Law, on Trump's rescinding of DACA -- and what happens now.
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    Courtroom Dedicated to Judge Selya
    The law school’s signature space has been named for an old friend: the Honorable Bruce Selya, one of Rhode Island’s most influential and respected jurists.
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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.


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.

See www.judgedenniscurran.com.