Judge Brian P. Stern, associate justice of the Rhode Island Superior Court and a member of the Clark University Class of 1988, has been elected chairperson of the Roger Williams University School of Law Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to have Judge Stern as the new chair of the law school’s Board of Directors,” said RWU Law Dean Gregory W. Bowman. “His leadership role in the Rhode Island Judiciary and his commitment to public service will benefit the law school greatly as we work to increase our law school’s reputation and impact over the next several years.”
Judge Stern has served on the Rhode Island Superior Court since 2009. He presides over the State Business Calendar and civil and criminal jury trials. Prior to his appointment to the court, held various state government positions, including as a former gubernatorial chief of staff, executive Director of the Department of Administration, and deputy chief of legal services for the Department of Business Regulation.
“RWU Law plays an active and vital role in our legal community,” Stern said. “I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to lead the Board and to support the university’s students, faculty, as well as law school’s mission overall.”
Judge Stern is also a director of the American College of Business Court Judges and co-chair of the Rhode Island Supreme Court Judicial Education Program. He has published numerous articles on legal and public policy topics, including insolvency, procurement, cyberbullying, and cryptocurrency, and is a frequent lecturer at universities and colleges. Prior to his work in Rhode Island’s judiciary and state government, he practiced law in New York.
Judge Stern has been a member of law school’s Board of Directors since 2020.