Faculty News

  • 1st Amendment
    RWU's News First Amendment Blog
    Inspired by RWU’s namesake, the new blog focuses on five freedoms: of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble peaceably, to petition government
  • 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.


Faculty Spotlights

David Logan served as Dean at Roger Williams School of Law from 2003 to 2014, making him one of the nation's longest-serving law deans. In 2014,...

Professor Jonathan Gutoff is one of the nation’s top experts on piracy and maritime law issues. In addition to his popular courses on...

The Distinguished Research Professor of Law from 2008-2010, and a former member of the Yale Law Journal and a Director of Yale’s Moot Court,...

After graduating first in her class from Osgoode Hall, one of Canada’s top law schools, Professor Tanya Monestier clerked for the Honourable...

As an expert in National Security Law, Professor Peter Margulies focuses on the delicate balance between liberty, equality, and security in issues...

After a successful term at Yale Law School (where she served on the Yale Law Journal, the Yale Journal of Law and Policy, and the Yale Journal of...

As an instructor of Dispute Resolution, Professor Bruce Kogan and his students work with the Rhode Island court system...

While serving as an associate at Shearman & Sterling in Washington, D.C., Professor Goldstein became one of the first civilian lawyers allowed...

Professor Cecily Banks serves as a Professor of Legal Practice. A member of the RWU faculty since 2003, Professor Banks teaches classes in legal...

ON LEAVE

Raised by Guatemalan immigrant parents in inner-city Providence, Professor Jorge Elorza returned to...