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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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Focus on New Faculty: Zoe Argento

Posted by David Logan on 05/14/2010 at 01:53 PM

I am very proud of the faculty we have built at Roger Williams—indeed, in addition to stellar academic and professional backgrounds, it is one of the most diverse and widely-published among all New England law schools. The results of Prof. Michael Yelnosky's scholarship study and faculty spotlights are available on our web site.

My blog archive is an excellent resource for learning more about our excellent faculty.  For example:

The new academic year will bring three terrific new teacher/scholars into the fold, all with impressive credentials.

First out of the box: Zoe Argento.  Zoe attended Harvard College on a scholarship from the Navy ROTC, where she graduated magna cum laude, with a major in history of science, focusing on physics.  While at Harvard, Zoe was editor of the weekly magazine“Fifteen Minutes,” and volunteered as a science teacher in a local after-school program.

photo of Zoe ArgentoTo fulfill her obligation to the Navy, LTJG Argento had several assignments, most notably her leadership of a detachment of 88 personnel and six assault craft sent to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.  She had to plan and implement the deployment of 1,500 Marines and their combat equipment from Navy ships to shore in 5 different countries.

Zoe then enrolled at Boston College Law School where, once again, she excelled.  Zoe graduated near the very top of her class (Order of the Coif), while finding time to volunteer for a program for homeless veterans and serve on the law review that matched her passion for Intellectual Property, the Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum (she was Editor-in-Chief). She also was a Research Assistant for Professor Assaf Jacob.

Since graduation, Zoe has clerked for the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the United States District Court for Rhode Island and represented high tech companies while working at one of the top law firms on the East Coast, Ropes & Gray.

At RWU, Zoe will teach Torts and a range Intellectual Property courses.

Welcome aboard, Zoe!