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.
  • Panhandling
    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 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.