Faculty News

  • Katherine Sulentic '09
    Sulentic '09 in Sports Illustrated
    Katherine Sulentic '09, an NCAA associate director of enforcement, talks to Sports Illustrated about her work visiting campuses across the country.
  • Judge Edward C. Clifton
    Judge Clifton on Fairness, Equality, RWU Law
    At RWU Law, Judge Edward C. Clifton remains focused on promoting fair treatment of minorities in the courts and problems of inequality in the legal profession.
  • Professor David Logan
    Logan Honored for Diversity, Equal Justice
    Rhode Island for Community and Justice will honor Professor David Logan for "dedication to equal justice and for making Rhode Island a more inclusive state for all."

Michael Donnelly-Boylen

Michael Donnelly-Boylen
Assistant Dean, Admissions

B.A., University of Notre DameM.S., Suffolk University

Michael Donnelly-Boylen brings nearly two decades of legal education experience to his position as Assistant Dean of Admissions at Roger Williams University School of Law.  He has become a leader on issues relating to the inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population in legal education. 

Dean Donnelly-Boylen joined RWU Law in 2002 and was promoted to Assistant Dean in 2005.   He has chaired the Law School Admissions Council’s (LSAC) LGBT Issues Subcommittee.  He has also been a member of LSAC’s Diversity Committee assisting with many of LSAC’s diversity initiatives as well as LSAC's Test Development and Research Committee which oversees the LSAT.   In 2009, he served as a trainer for LSAC’s New Admission Personnel and Faculty Member Workshop.  He has spoken at numerous conferences for organizations like the Pre-Law Advisor National Conference, the ACCESS Group, the Law School Admissions Council, the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors, and the National Black Pre-Law Conference.

Dean Donnelly-Boylen began his career in legal education in 1995 at Suffolk University Law School working in both admissions and career services. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in political science from Suffolk University.