In Memoriam: B. Mitchell (Tony) Simpson, III

Co-authors David A. Wollin, RWU Law Professor Robert B. Kent, Justice Robert G. Flanders, Jr., and RWU Law Professor B. Mitchell (Tony) Simpson III celebrating the 2004 release of their treatise, Rhode Island Civil and Appellate Procedure.

B. Mitchell (Tony) Simpson III, a long-time member of RWU Law's adjunct faculty, a professor of legal writing, and a visiting professor, passed away last week at the age of 87.  His obituary is here.

Tony first started teaching at the law school in 1996 as a member of the adjunct faculty.  During his time here he taught Legal Drafting, Legal Practice, Legal History, International Law, Pre-Trial Procedure, and Rhode Island Civil Procedure. He taught his last class here in 2016.

During his time at the law school he became friendly with founding faculty member, Professor Bob Kent, with whom he ultimately worked to help co-author the second edition of Kent’s classic treatise, Rhode Island Civil and Appellate Procedure.

"The family has stated that information about a memorial service will be forthcoming," said Dean Michael J. Yelnosky. "May Tony rest in peace."