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.


John K. Fulweiler

John K. Fulweiler
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

 John K. Fulweiler is an attorney in private practice focusing on representing businesses and individuals in disputes in-court and out-of-court as well as before arbitration panels and agency proceedings.  Having served as a licensed merechant mariner and as a staff captain with a New England towing and salvage firm prior to law school, he draaws on his practical maritime experience in representing litigants in maritime personal injury suits, cargo damage claims, salvage and towage claims, commercial disputes and vessel products liability and warranty actions before both trial and appellate courts.  He also possesses significant experience litigating aviation claims and drafting commercial transportation documentation.  He is recognized by the Maritime Law Association as a Proctor-In-Admiralty.