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.


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.