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.


Christopher A. D'Ovidio

Christopher A. D'Ovidio
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Christopher D'Ovidio is a partner at Merolla & Accetturo, where he provides legal services in matters pertaining to environmental and energy law, land use, zoning, property law, commercial fishery law and municipal affairs. He represents clients in both the public and private sectors, including serving as legal counsel for the Pawtuxet River Authority. He also serves as an assistant solicitor for the Town of New Shoreham and is the co-chair for the RIBAR Environmental and Energy Law planning committee.