Faculty News

  • Monestier on Web Jurisdiction
    Professor Tanya Monestier explains why courts are struggling to come up with a practical framework for dealing with the issue of web-based jurisdiction.
  • From Hate to Hope
    From Hate to Hope
    How the horrific experiences of lawyers and judges under the Third Reich have informed the lives – and legal philosophies – of their descendants.
  • Legal fees
    Kuckes on Legal Fees Ruling
    Professor Niki Kuckes discusses Rhode Island ruling that affidavits or expert testimony supporting counsel fee motion must come from lawyer not involved in case.


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.