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David Logan served as Dean at Roger Williams School of Law from 2003 to 2014, making him one of the nation's longest-serving law deans. In 2014, he returned to full-time teaching and research.

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AG Debate at RWU Law Features Face-off Between RWU Law Alums

Posted by David Logan on 10/15/2010 at 09:23 AM

Our Appellate Courtroom was the scene of a debate among the candidates for Rhode Island Attorney General, and it was a doozy.  Peppered with questions from a panel consisting of media legend Jim Taricani, ProJo columnist Ed Fitzpatrick, and our own Prof. Jared Goldstein, the candidates got to display both style and substance as they handled a string of hardball questions including gay marriage, immigration, local enforcement of immigration law, corruption and cronyism, and environmental law.  Perhaps the most telling moments came when they were asked whether they would reopen the investigation of the tragic Station Fire case, which so far has resulted in no prosecutions of any local officials.  The program was moderated by our own Prof. Bruce Kogan, and it was especially meaningful for RWU, because the candidates for the Democrats (Peter Kilmartin '98) and Republican (Erik Wallin '97) are both RWU Law alums, who made their first oral arguments more than a decade ago in the same courtroom!  Read the Providence Journal account of the event for more details.

 Erik Wallin and Peter Kilmartin

The candidates

Professor Kogan moderates

Panelists including Professor Goldstein