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 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.