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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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Keeping Up With Hala

Posted by David Logan on 01/18/2011 at 09:24 AM

I am always glad to report fun news about our alums and today I want to provide an update on Hala Furst, who graduated last May (and who is a former Torts student of mine). Hala, who attended the University of Minnesota undergerad, was a member of our Honors Program, and who had a great run at the School of Law, including success as a moot court advocate (not surprising given her background in theater); she even had an essay published in another law school's law review.

The latest on Hala: by special arrangement, she was recently sworn in to the Massachusetts bar by a federal judge in her homestate of Kansas, and not just by any judge: Wesley Brown, appointed to the federal bench by President John F. Kennedy is, at 103, the oldest living federal judge, and he still hears cases! All this was arranged by Hala's mom, an Assistant U.S. Attorney back in Kansas. Below are some pics from that important day and we wish Hala well, as she is back in DC at her post of Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.

Way to go Hala!

Hala Furst Swearing In

photo of Hala Furst


photo of Hala Furst with Wesley Brown