Faculty News

  • Professor David Coombs
    Coombs Named Weisberger Professor
    'WikiLeaks Lawyer' David Coombs is named the Joseph R. Weisberger Visiting Professor of Law, effective this semester and continuing into 2015-16 academic year.
  • Drugs
    Horwitz on Mandatory Minimum Sentences
    Prosectors hope longer prison terms will help deter drug dealers. But Professor Andy Horwitz explains why mandatory minimum sentences don’t work.
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert B. Kent, H'91
    A Farewell to Professor Kent
    RWU Law notes the passing of esteemed educator, scholar, colleague and friend, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Law Robert Brydon Kent, H’91.


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.