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 Dennis Curran

The Honorable Dennis Curran
Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Superior Court

The Honorable Dennis Curran is an Associate Justice in the Massachusetts Superior Court, where he has presided over 350 civil and criminal trials. Before that, he was in the trenches as a Boston trial attorney for over twenty years, having achieved an "AV" (the highest) rating from Martindale-Hubbell.