Faculty News

  • 1st Amendment
    RWU's News First Amendment Blog
    Inspired by RWU’s namesake, the new blog focuses on five freedoms: of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble peaceably, to petition government
  • Flag Burning
    Yelnosky on Flag Burning
    Dean Michael Yelnosky talks about two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that protect flag-burning as a form of free speech under the First Amendment.
  • Trump Effect
    Horwitz on the 'Trump Effect'
    It's uncertain how a Trump administration will affect police-minority relationships in Rhode Island -- but national tone can impact what happens on local streets.


Janet Gilligan

Janet Gilligan
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Janet Gilligan is the deputy director of Rhode Island Legal Services, a position she has held for twenty years. She represents clients in domestic abuse cases, custody disputes, child abuse and neglect cases, and termination of parental rights cases in Rhode Island Family Court.