Faculty News

  • Linda Tappa '17
    From Farm to School
    Tappa's goal? To blend public service and business law -- bringing small farmers and elementary schools together to help kids develop healthy eating habits.
  • Dean Yelnosky and Governor Raimondo
    Governor Raimondo on RWU Law
    Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo recently sat down with Dean Michael Yelnosky. to talk about law, legal education, and the increasingly vital role of RWU Law
  • Professor David Coombs representing Pfc. Bradley Manning.
    Representing Private Manning
    Pfc. Bradley E. Manning’s lead trial attorney, RWU Law Professor David E. Coombs kept telling his client: Trust the system, trust the system.


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.