Rory Bahadur

Visiting Professor


Professor Rory Bahadur joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2007 and is one of only 26 teachers nationwide included in the forthcoming book, "What the Best Law Teacher's Do." He currently teaches Torts, Civil Procedure, Admiralty and Maritime Law and Federal Courts and presents nationally and internationally on teaching methods and techniques. He was voted Professor of the Year at Washburn in 2010 and 2012 and is the National Academic Curriculum Consultant for the American Bar Association's Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO).

Prior to joining Washburn Law he taught torts, admiralty and maritime law and was the Director of Academic Support at St. Thomas University School of Law where he established and implemented an active learning program for all first year doctrinal classes, developed the institution's first "for credit" bar preparation course and was voted First Year Professor of the Year each year he taught. Professor Bahadur earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology (Honors) from the University of the West Indies and a Master of Arts in Marine Affairs from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. He worked for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Seattle as a marine biologist in Alaska's Aleutian Islands and for the United States Army Corps of Engineers as a shipboard, endangered species consultant before earning his juris doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 2003 where he graduated summa cum laude and first in his class.


Seattle University School of Law
Location: SLLH-321
Phone: (206) 398.4023


  • Torts