The Roger Williams University School of Law Honor Board is charged with investigating alleged Honor Code violations, holding hearings on alleged violations when appropriate, and upholding the professional standard and integrity of RWU Law. The Honor Board is an elected body consisting of twelve students, nine of whom will be in their third year of study, and three of whom will be in their second year of study. It is led by the chair and vice-chair, elected by the Honor Board. Honor Board elections are held in the spring semester of each academic year. Board members serve one year terms, commencing after a transitional meeting that occurs no later than the last week of classes in the spring semester.
What We Do
The Honor Board conducts matters in accordance with the Roger Williams School of Law Honor Code located in the Student Handbook.
The RWU Law Honor Code
The Honor Code is located in the Roger Williams School of Law Student Handbook. The Honor Code applies to any student who has received an offer of admission to RWU Law, or who has been accepted for enrollment in one or more classes offered by the law school, and who has subsequently enrolled. The Honor Code sets out prohibited conduct, establishes procedures for filing and adjudicating allegations of Honor Code violations, establishes sanctions for a finding of guilt, creates avenues for appeal, and establishes the Honor Board.
Submitting a Complaint
Any member of the Law School community with personal knowledge of Prohibited Conduct by a student or students should file a complaint by delivering it to the student chair of the Honor Board. Complaints may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Form and content requirements for a complaint are explained in Section IV of the Honor Code and a sample complaint form is provided as Appendix A.
The Honor Board is located in the Student Bar Association Suite, Room 257C. We may be contacted by email at email@example.com.
Honor Board for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
Honor Board Members
Emily Rodriguez Johnson
Faculty Prosecution Counsel (FPC)
Professor Jonathan Gutoff - Chair and faculty advisor to Board
Professor Carl Bogus - Prosecution advisor, Spring
Professor John Chung - Defense advisor
Professor Peter Margulies - Prosecution advisor, Fall