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.

Judith Savage

Judith Savage
Distinguished Jurist in Residence

B.A., Wellesley College
J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Judge Judith Colenback Savage joined Roger Williams University School of Law in 2014 as Distinguished Jurist in Residence. In spring 2015, she will teach Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, a Perspectives course based on the book by the same title. She will also be advising students on their careers and assisting them with legal research and writing. During her residency at RWU, Judge Savage will be hosting a symposium on mass incarceration on March 26 and 27, 2015.

Prior to joining the RWU faculty, Judge Savage served on the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1993 until her retirement in 2013.  Previously, Judge Savage served as Executive Counsel to Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun and practiced at Edwards & Angell.  She is a co-editor of A Practical Guide to Evidence in Rhode Island.