Faculty News

  • Church State
    Is Wall Between Church and State Crumbling?
    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
  • Jones Act
    Gutoff, Nixon on Puerto Rico
    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.
  • Travel Ban
    AP: Margulies on New Travel Ban
    Professor Peter Margulies weighs in on how President Trump's revamped travel ban might attract new legal challenges — and how they might fare.


John P. McAdams

John P. McAdams
Adjunct Professor of Law
Assistant United States Attorney

John McAdams is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, currently serving as Senior Litigation Counsel (SLC). As SLC, he is responsible for organizing, preparing and directing complex investigations and proceedings leading to litigation and for developing and implementing litigation-oriented training programs. He also serves as the criminal Civil Rights coordinator, public corruption coordinator, and Tribal Liaison for the District.

Prior to joining the United States Attorney’s Office in 2007, he served as a Trial Attorney with the Criminal Enforcement Section of the Department of Justice’s Tax Division from 2002-2007.

He graduated from Saint Anselm College in 1995 and from Boston College Law School in 2002.

After graduating from Saint Anselm College and prior to attending Boston College Law School, he spent two years as an Americorps volunteer, serving at-risk youth on the Colville Indian Reservation in the state of Washington, and in inner-city Chicago, IL, where he developed and directed a high-profile organization for at-risk youth.