Faculty News

  • Professor David Coombs
    Manning Lead Counsel on Commutation
    Chelsea Manning's longtime counsel, RWU Law Professor David Coombs, is "shocked and overjoyed" by President Obama's decision to commute sentence .
  • Yelnosky: Future of Public Sector Union 'Dues'
    Dean Michael Yelnosky discusses why a Trump Supreme Court is likely to overturn 40 years of precedent on public sector collective bargaining agreements.
  • Gonzales: Licenses for the Undocumented?
    Deborah Gonzalez, Director of RWU Law's Immigration Law Clinic, joined Dan Yorke to discuss report on driver’s licenses for undocumented Rhode Islanders.


Jerry Cohen

Jerry Cohen
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Jerry Cohen is a partner in the Boston and Providence law firm of Burns & Levinson LLP, where he is co-chair of its IP/Science and Technology Department. He is presently the President of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation.  He has more than 40 years of experience as a lawyer dealing with issues including patent, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, licensing and franchising.