Faculty News

  • Phil West at RWU Law
    Common Cause Celebrates RI Reform
    Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined Common Cause stalwarts to celebrate Phil West's monumental new book on Rhode Island corruption and reform.
  • Urban League
    Partnering with Urban Debate League
    RWU Law has partnered with the RI Urban Debate League, training high school students in classical debate, and diversifying the pipeline to law school.
  • Urban League
    Diversifying the Legal Pipeline
    The RI Urban Debate Leagues partners with RWU Law alumni and students, state judges and lawyers to prepare urban high school students for success in law.


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.