Faculty News

  • Phil West at RWU Law
    Common Cause Celebrates RI Reform
    Students, alumni, faculty and staff joined Common Cause stalwarts to celebrate Phil West's monumental new book on Rhode Island corruption and reform.
  • Urban League
    Partnering with Urban Debate League
    RWU Law has partnered with the RI Urban Debate League, training high school students in classical debate, and diversifying the pipeline to law school.
  • Urban League
    Diversifying the Legal Pipeline
    The RI Urban Debate Leagues partners with RWU Law alumni and students, state judges and lawyers to prepare urban high school students for success in law.


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.