Faculty News

  • Judge Bruce Selya
    Courtroom Dedicated to Judge Selya
    The law school’s signature space has been named for an old friend: the Honorable Bruce Selya, one of Rhode Island’s most influential and respected jurists.
  • Church State
    Is Wall Between Church and State Crumbling?
    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
  • Jones Act
    Gutoff, Nixon on Puerto Rico
    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.


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.