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.


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.