Faculty News

  • 1st Amendment
    RWU's News First Amendment Blog
    Inspired by RWU’s namesake, the new blog focuses on five freedoms: of religion, of speech, of the press, to assemble peaceably, to petition government
  • Flag Burning
    Yelnosky on Flag Burning
    Dean Michael Yelnosky talks about two U.S. Supreme Court rulings that protect flag-burning as a form of free speech under the First Amendment.
  • Trump Effect
    Horwitz on the 'Trump Effect'
    It's uncertain how a Trump administration will affect police-minority relationships in Rhode Island -- but national tone can impact what happens on local streets.


Mark B. Heffner

Mark B. Heffner
Adjunct Professor of Law
Attorney at Law

Mark Heffner is the principal of the elder law firm of Heffner & Associates. The firm's practice focuses on Medicaid planning and qualification, estate planning and probate proceedings involving both guardianships and decedent estates. Attorney Heffner served for ten years as a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and is currently a member of the Rhode Island State Ethics Commission.