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.


Senator M. Teresa Paiva-Weed

Senator M. Teresa Paiva-Weed
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Senator M. Teresa Paiva-Weed was elected by her colleagues in January 2009 as the first female President of the Rhode Island Senate. She has served as a member of the Rhode Island Senate since 1992 and was the Senate Majority Leader from 2004 until 2009. Prior to becoming President of the Senate, she practiced law for 15 years with the firm of Moore, Virgadamo & Lynch.