Faculty News

  • Free Speech
    Logan on 'Marketplace of Ideas'
    Professor David Logan explains to ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick why the "marketplace of ideas" is a classic American concept, rooted in an emphasis on individual rights.
  • PLO Trial
    Margulies on PLO Terror Trial
    Professor Peter Margulies on New York trial to determine whether PLO and Palestinian Authority should pay up to $1 billion to victims of Israeli terror attacks.
  • A shrimp boat modified as an oil skimmer
    Logan on Possibility of BP Settlement
    Professor David Logan on whether BP's reduced fine exposure for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could push the case into settlement talks.


The Honorable William E. Smith

The Honorable William E. Smith
Adjunct Professor of Law
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island

The Honorable William Smith is a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Smith was a partner at Edwards & Angell practicing labor and employment law.