Faculty News

  • White House rainbow
    Vox: Mancheno '13 on Orlando
    "America is a haven for gay immigrants like me. Don’t let Orlando change that." Luis Mancheno '13 in Vox, on his visceral reaction to the Pulse nightclub shooting.
  • Rhode Island: Hope
    Op-Ed: Yelnosky on Judicial Selection
    Dean Michael Yelnosky says new judicial nominations signal commitment to devalue political pull and increase racial and ethnic diversity on the state bench.
  • Cook's "Endeavour"
    The Guardian: Gutoff on Cook's 'Endeavour'
    Professor Jonathan Gutoff on how "arresting" Captain Cook's famed ship Endeavour could secure ownership for the state if its wreckage is discovered in Newport Harbor.


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.