Faculty News

  • Flag Burning
    Yelnosky on Flag Burning
    Dean Michael Yelnosky talks about two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that protect flag-burning as a form of free speech under the First Amendment.
  • Trump Effect
    Horwitz on the 'Trump Effect'
    It's uncertain how a Trump administration will affect police-minority relationships in Rhode Island -- but national tone can impact what happens on local streets.
  • Fox Point Pickling
    Guiding Startups through Legal Pickles
    Among the first clients of RWU Law’s Business Start-up Clinic, Fox Point Pickling entered the marketplace with the help of trained business law students.


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.