Faculty News

  • A visitor at RWU Law's "Lawyers Without RIghts" exhibit.
    Discussing Lawyers During Holocaust
    The Providence Journal reports on a special event at RWU Law, with judges, lawyers, professors and students discussing the "Lawyers Without Rights" exhibit.
  • City Year Providence
    Professor, Alumna Lead City Year Board
    Professor Andy Horwitz and Stephanie Federico ’03 co-chair advisory board of City Year Providence, aiming to dramatically cut dropout rates in public schools.
  • Judge Edward C. Clifton
    Judge Edward Clifton Joins Faculty
    The recently retired Rhode Island Superior Court judge will work with students on research related to racial and ethnic fairness in courts across the country.


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.