Photograph: Rory D. Bahadur.

Rory D. Bahadur

James R. Ahrens Chair in Tort Law
Professor of Law
B.Sc., University of the West Indies, 1990
M.A., University of Miami, 1992
J.D., St. Thomas University School of Law, 2003
Contact Information:
Room 303
"As a student-centered institution committed to high-quality teaching, Washburn Law encourages its faculty to go beyond traditional teaching methods to facilitate effective learning. I feel uniquely fortunate to be part of an institution so committed to its students and so effective at preparing students for the modern practice of law."

Professor Rory Bahadur joined the Washburn Law faculty in 2007 and is one of only 26 teachers nationwide included in the book, What the Best Law Teachers 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.

Prior to joining Washburn Law Professor Bahadur practiced admiralty and maritime law in south Florida and taught torts, admiralty and maritime law and was the Director of Academic Support at St. Thomas University School of Law. He also 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 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.

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Civil Procedure
  • Federal Courts
  • Torts
  • Advanced Torts
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
Support Staff
Shirley Jacobson
Office 302