Faculty News

  • Adjunct Professor Jerry Cohen
    Cohen Named 'Friend of Justice'
    Adjunct Professor and prominent litigator Jerry Cohen has been selected for the Massachusetts Bar Foundation’s 2015 Great Friend of Justice Award.
  • 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.


The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato

The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato
Adjunct Professor of Law
Providence County Superior Court (retired)

The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr. served as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Rhode Island from 1994 until his retirement in 2007. Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Fortunato was in private practice handling civil and criminal litigation in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on civil rights and constitutional issues.