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.

Justin Kishbaugh

Justin Kishbaugh
Writing Specialist

Ph.D., Duquesne University
M.F.A., Naropa University
B.A., King's College


Justin Kishbaugh comes to RWU Law with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in English Literature. He has taught both Academic and Creative Writing at the collegiate level for over ten years, and has worked as a Legal Writing Specialist since 2010. Justin has published several articles on Imagist poetics, and his most recent article applies his background in poetry to legal writing. He has been invited to present papers, read poetry, and chair panels at a series of international conferences, and has authored several book reviews that range from a cultural study of the Notorious B.I.G. to a biography of the poet, Ezra Pound. In addition to his teaching and publications, Justin served as the Head Editor of the Duquesne University literary journal, Lexicon, and as Associate Editor of the Richard Aldington newsletter and Managing Editor of the Ezra Pound Society newsletter. As the Legal Writing Specialist for RWU Law, Justin is available to help students at any stage of the writing process. He does, however, encourage students to come see him as early and often as possible.


Selected Publications