Faculty News

  • Judge Bruce Selya
    Courtroom Dedicated to Judge Selya
    The law school’s signature space has been named for an old friend: the Honorable Bruce Selya, one of Rhode Island’s most influential and respected jurists.
  • Church State
    Is Wall Between Church and State Crumbling?
    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
  • Jones Act
    Gutoff, Nixon on Puerto Rico
    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.


Tara I. Allen

Tara I. Allen
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Tara I. Allen is an Assistant Federal Defender for the Federal District of Rhode Island, where she concentrates in federal criminal defense.  She previously served as a trial attorney for federal defenders offices in Pennsylvania and California.  She also served as staff counsel for two federal appeals courts.  In addition, Tara has over 10 years of teaching experience.