Faculty News

  • Judicial Diversity
    Logan on Judicial Diversity
    Professor David Logan argues that the Ocean State's current judiciary looks like the Rhode Island of past generations, not reflecting the diverse nature of the state today.
  • Closed courtroom
    Horwitz on Closed Courtroom Debate
    U.S. District Court Judge Mary Lisi's order to seal the courtroom during a plea hearing for a woman accused of sex trafficking has raised concern among legal observers.
  • Commencement 2015
    RWU Law Celebrates Commencement 2015
    RWU Law honors 115 graduates in a ceremony keynoted by pioneering jurist, the Honorable Roderick L. Ireland; also recognizing noted R.I. defense attorney Robert Mann.

Judith Savage

Judith Savage
Distinguished Jurist in Residence

B.A., Wellesley College

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law


Judge Judith Colenback Savage joined Roger Williams University School of Law in 2014 as Distinguished Jurist in Residence. In spring 2015, she will teach Criminal Procedure: Adjudication and The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness, a Perspectives course based on the book by the same title. She will also be advising students on their careers and assisting them with legal research and writing. During her residency at RWU, Judge Savage will be hosting a symposium on mass incarceration on March 26 and 27, 2015.

Prior to joining the RWU faculty, Judge Savage served on the Rhode Island Superior Court from 1993 until her retirement in 2013.  Previously, Judge Savage served as Executive Counsel to Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun and practiced at Edwards & Angell.  She is a co-editor of A Practical Guide to Evidence in Rhode Island.