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MICHAEL J. YELNOSKY, who has served as Roger Williams University School of Law dean for four years to the week, along with public sector union leaders and other academics, comments on the local impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 27 ruling in Janus vs. AFSCME Council 31. PBN FILE PHOTO / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

In ‘insulated’ R.I., unions seen surviving court ruling

Paul A. Doughty, Local 799 Providence Firefighters union president, says he’s not concerned about possible membership drops or financial woes after a June 27...

Uniform Bar Exam has pros and cons for R.I.

Recent adoption of the Uniform Bar Exam in Rhode Island has pros and cons for the local legal profession, say educators and partners at...

RWU remembers former president behind name change, law school

BRISTOL – Natale A. Sicuro, the Roger Williams College president who led the name change to Roger Williams University and helped launch the RWU...
ANTHONY J. SANTORO, professor, former president and founding dean of the Roger Williams University School of Law, speaks during a ceremony dedicating a law school classroom in his name. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU School of Law classroom renamed for founding dean Anthony J....

BRISTOL – The name of professor Anthony J. Santoro, former Roger Williams University president and founding dean of its law school, will be emblazoned...
EFFECTING CHANGE: Judith Savage, Roger Williams University School of Law distinguished juris in residence, created an educational forum on mass incarceration that led to the rewriting of seven state probation and parole laws to prioritize correctional methods other than incarceration. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU mass incarceration forum leads to updated probation, parole laws

It was “The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness,” by Michelle Alexander, that led Judith Savage to build a forum...
JOSE F. BATISTA Law Firm opened on Broad St. in Providence recently. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RWU law grads go solo, as industry rebounds from recession

In the almost three years since he graduated from the Ocean State’s sole law school – Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol...
SETTING THE BAR HIGH: Michael J. Yelnosky was one of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago. Now professor Yelnosky is preparing to take over as the law school’s dean July 1. / COURTESY JULIE BRIGIDI/OGGI PHOTOGRAPHY

A well-kept secret

One of the founding faculty members of Roger Williams University School of Law 20 years ago, Michael J. Yelnosky is poised to utilize his...
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