Faculty News

  • Commencement 2015
    RWU Law Celebrates Commencement 2015
    RWU Law honors 115 graduates in a ceremony keynoted by pioneering jurist, the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland; also recognizing noted R.I. defense attorney Robert Mann.
  • BP Oil Spill
    National Law Journal: Logan on BP Claims
    Attorneys worry that claims-accounting changes to the $9.2 billion Deepwater Horizon settlement will freeze out many businesses suffering oil-spill losses.
  • The Honorable Roderick L. Ireland
    Groundbreaking Jurist to Keynote Commencement '15
    Recently retired Massachusetts Supreme Court Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland – the court's first African-American justice – will deliver 2015 Commencement address.


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.