Faculty News

  • Church State
    Is Wall Between Church and State Crumbling?
    Professor Diana Hassel, associate dean for academic affairs at RWU Law, has written a piece for the Roger Williams First Amendment blog.
  • Jones Act
    Gutoff, Nixon on Puerto Rico
    Amid mass power outages, food and water shortages, experts say that a 97-year-old maritime law could make recovering from the disaster more difficult.
  • Travel Ban
    AP: Margulies on New Travel Ban
    Professor Peter Margulies weighs in on how President Trump's revamped travel ban might attract new legal challenges — and how they might fare.


Edward C. Clifton

Edward C. Clifton
Distinguished Jurist in Residence

J.D., U.C.L.A.
B.A., U.C. Berkeley

Contact:
401-254-4526

Judge Clifton served as an enlisted man in the United States Army from 1966-68. After launching his legal career at Rhode Legal Services, Inc., as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, he became a partner in the firm of Stone, Clifton & Clifton. In 1985, he was appointed as City Solicitor for the City of Providence, a position he held until 1992. Governor Bruce Sundlun appointed Clifton to the Rhode Island District Court in 1993, and to the Rhode Island Superior Court in 1994.