Welcome to the Dean's Suite
The Dean's Suite is the nerve center of RWU Law, dedicated to maximizing your educational investment, continually improving programming and opportunities, and ensuring that your student experience is effective, enriching and rewarding.
Welcome to the Office of the Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law, where we pride ourselves on offering an innovative and comprehensive curriculum, a commitment to public service, a culture of excellence, and a vibrant community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, engaged alumni, and dynamic administrators.
At the helm, you’ll find Dean and Professor of Law Michael J. Yelnosky, handling a broad array of educational and outreach functions, touching on virtually every aspect of the school’s mission.
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Diana J. Hassel is RWU Law’s chief academic officer, responsible for all aspects of the academic program and for supporting the work of the faculty.
Assistant Dean of Students Lorraine Lalli oversees a wide range of programs and activities, providing assistance when you need it and helping maintain a supportive, nurturing community where you can succeed academically and gain the practical skills you need to excel as a lawyer.
Assistant Dean of Business Affairs Kathleen A. Massa directs the day-to-day administrative operations of the RWU Law, providing services to students, faculty and staff with a commitment to excellent customer service, and maintains the integrity of financial and business policies, processes and records.