Faculty News

  • Ghostwriting
    Margulies on 'Ghostwriting'
    Professor Peter S. Margulies explains when and why the practice of 'ghostwriting' is permissible under Rhode Island civil rules and rules of professional conduct.
  • Justice Antonin Scalia at RWU Law
    Logan on Justice Scalia's Vitriol
    Professor David Logan talks with the ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick about why Justice Antonin Scalia's vitriolic opinions may be undercutting his influence on SCOTUS.
  • BP Oil
    Logan on BP Settlement
    Professor David Logan talks about BP's agreement to pay $18.7 billion to settle federal, state and local government claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


The Honorable Francis X. Flaherty

The Honorable Francis X. Flaherty
Adjunct Professor of Law
Rhode Island Supreme Court

The Honorable Francis X. Flaherty is an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Rhode Island. He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2003 by Governor Donald Carcieri. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Justice Flaherty served as Mayor of Warwick from 1985 until 1990, as a member of the Warwick City Council from 1979 through 1985, and as an assistant city solicitor for Warwick from 1975 through 1978.