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.


The Honorable Bruce M. Selya

The Honorable Bruce M. Selya
Adjunct Professor of Law
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

The Honorable Bruce M. Selya is a senior federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After engaging in the private practice of law for nearly a decade, Judge Selya was appointed as an Associate Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island in 1982. In 1986, he was elevated to the First Circuit, where he sat for two decades before assuming senior status in 2006.