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.


Tara I. Allen

Tara I. Allen
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Tara I. Allen is an Assistant Federal Defender for the Federal District of Rhode Island, where she concentrates in federal criminal defense.  She previously served as a trial attorney for federal defenders offices in Pennsylvania and California.  She also served as staff counsel for two federal appeals courts.  In addition, Tara has over 10 years of teaching experience.