Faculty News

  • Professor David Coombs
    Manning Lead Counsel on Commutation
    Chelsea Manning's longtime counsel, RWU Law Professor David Coombs, is "shocked and overjoyed" by President Obama's decision to commute sentence .
  • Yelnosky: Future of Public Sector Union 'Dues'
    Dean Michael Yelnosky discusses why a Trump Supreme Court is likely to overturn 40 years of precedent on public sector collective bargaining agreements.
  • Gonzales: Licenses for the Undocumented?
    Deborah Gonzalez, Director of RWU Law's Immigration Law Clinic, joined Dan Yorke to discuss report on driver’s licenses for undocumented Rhode Islanders.


Lori Giarrusso

Lori Giarrusso
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Lori Giarusso is a mediator with the Rhode Island Family Court.  After working in private practice and for the Office of the Public Defender representing indigent juveniles before the Family Court, she joined the Rhode Island Family Court in 2004 as a mediator.  Since that time, Lori has handled over 1,500 successful mediations for the Family Court.  She has expanded her mediation training by completing the Harvard Law School Program of Instruction for Lawyers.  In addition to being a mediator, Lori is also trained as a parent coordinator and is approved by the Court as a Guardian Ad Litem.