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 Stephen J. Fortunato

The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato
Adjunct Professor of Law
Providence County Superior Court (retired)

The Honorable Stephen J. Fortunato, Jr. served as an Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Rhode Island from 1994 until his retirement in 2007. Before his appointment to the bench, Justice Fortunato was in private practice handling civil and criminal litigation in both state and federal courts with an emphasis on civil rights and constitutional issues.