Faculty News

  • Professor David Coombs
    Coombs Named Weisberger Professor
    'WikiLeaks Lawyer' David Coombs is named the Joseph R. Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law, effective this semester and continuing into 2015-16 academic year.
  • Drugs
    Horwitz on Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    Prosectors hope longer prison terms will help deter drug dealers. But Professor Andy Horwitz explains why mandatory minimum sentences don’t work.
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert B. Kent, H'91
    A Farewell to Professor Kent
    RWU Law notes the passing of esteemed educator, scholar, colleague and friend, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert Brydon Kent, H’91.


The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
Adjunct Professor of Law
U.S. Senator from RI

The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse is the junior Senator from Rhode Island in the United States Senate.  Senator Whitehouse was elected to the Senate in 2006 and serves on the Budget Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee and the Judiciary Committee as well as several other Senate Committees.  Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as Director of Business Regulation for the state of Rhode Island, U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island, and Attorney General of Rhode Island.