Faculty News

  • City Year Providence
    Professor, Alumna Lead City Year Board
    Professor Andy Horwitz and Stephanie Federico ’03 co-chair advisory board of City Year Providence, aiming to dramatically cut dropout rates
  • Judge Edward C. Clifton
    Judge Edward Clifton Joins Faculty
    The recently retired Rhode Island Superior Court judge will work with students on research related to racial and ethnic fairness in courts across the country.
  • Immigration Detention
    Hassel on Qualified Immunity
    Professor Diana Hassel explains why immigration officials could not claim qualified immunity after mistakenly detaining an American citizen for 24 hours.


Barbara Hurst

Barbara Hurst
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Barbara Hurst recently retired from her position as the Deputy Public Defender for the Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender. Before her appointment to that position, she was the Chief Appellate Attorney in that office, arguing hundreds of cases before the Supreme Court of Rhode Island.