Faculty News

  • Phil West at RWU Law
    Common Cause Celebrates RI Reform
    Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined Common Cause stalwarts to celebrate Phil West's monumental new book on Rhode Island corruption and reform.
  • Urban League
    Partnering with Urban Debate League
    RWU Law has partnered with the RI Urban Debate League, training high school students in classical debate, and diversifying the pipeline to law school.
  • Urban League
    Diversifying the Legal Pipeline
    The RI Urban Debate Leagues partners with RWU Law alumni and students, state judges and lawyers to prepare urban high school students for success in law.


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.