Faculty News

  • Free Speech
    Logan on 'Marketplace of Ideas'
    Professor David Logan explains to ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick why the "marketplace of ideas" is a classic American concept, rooted in an emphasis on individual rights.
  • PLO Trial
    Margulies on PLO Terror Trial
    Professor Peter Margulies on New York trial to determine whether PLO and Palestinian Authority should pay up to $1 billion to victims of Israeli terror attacks.
  • A shrimp boat modified as an oil skimmer
    Logan on Possibility of BP Settlement
    Professor David Logan on whether BP's reduced fine exposure for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could push the case into settlement talks.


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.