Faculty News

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    Center of the Storm: RWU Law and DACA
    Professor Deborah Gonzalez, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at RWU Law, on Trump's rescinding of DACA -- and what happens now.
  • Judge Bruce Selya
    Courtroom Dedicated to Judge Selya
    The law school’s signature space has been named for an old friend: the Honorable Bruce Selya, one of Rhode Island’s most influential and respected jurists.
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    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.

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