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.


Kathryn Thompson

Kathryn Thompson
Director of Academic Success Program

J.D., Suffolk University
B.S., Suffolk University

Contact:
401-254-4568

Kathryn Thompson serves as Director of Academic Success at RWU Law.  Before assuming this position, she served at RWU Law as a legal writing professor teaching first year students.  She has also served as a clerk for the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.  Additionally, she clerked for the Honorable Edward F. Harrington from the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, researching, drafting, and presenting advisory memoranda, advising the judge on evidentiary questions during trial, and reviewing and researching criminal and civil motions.  She also served as a Note Editor for Suffolk University Law Review.

Professor Thompson brings an extensive teaching background to RWU.  She previously held legal writing positions at Franklin Pierce Law Center, Suffolk University, and New England School of Law.  Her diverse writing background included positions at a Massachusetts newspaper and a free-lance editor of legal articles.

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