"Bristol is a wonderful town, and the campus is just breathtaking in its beauty. That plus the youth of the school, and the energy and optimism I feel here made this a very distinctive challenge and a delightful opportunity. All the signs are good. All the winds are blowing in the right direction.” – Dean David A. Logan, 2003


Dean Rishikof introduces courses in National Security Law and the Constitution, in cooperation with the Naval War College in Newport.



Founding Dean and former Roger Williams University President Anthony Santoro rejoins RWU Law as faculty member.

Attorney General Eric HolderEric Holder, then Deputy Attorney General under Janet Reno, delivers the RWU Law’s first Thurgood Marshall Lecture. Mrs. Thurgood Marshall makes her first of several visits to RWU Law for the inaugural lecture.

Honors Program established.

Dean Rishikof steps down, effective June 30. Bruce I. Kogan, formerly Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, appointed Interim Dean effective July 1.



Amicus No. 1Amicus Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, is published. Amicus had previously existed as a student/alumni-run newsletter. In 2011, the magazine was redesigned and retitled RWU Law, with "Amicus" retained as the name of the Alumni department.



Dean David A. LoganDavid A. Logan is appointed Dean, effective July 1. Logan had been a tenured full professor at Wake Forest University School of Law.



Justice Thurgood MarshallThe Thurgood Marshall Lecture Series becomes RWU Law’s first endowed lectureship (by leading law firm Hinckley Allen Snyder LLP). Topic is the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education (1954).