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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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Learning Corporate Law from Corporate Lawyers

Posted by David Logan on 05/16/2014 at 02:10 PM

One of our hugely successful efforts to give our upper-level students the chance to hone their lawyering skills before graduation is our Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program, run by one of the most dynamic members of our faculty, Professor Cecily Banks. The program places RWU Law students in the offices of select RI and Mass companies, and enables the best kind of skills training: on-the-job. From contract drafting to compliance, and from intellectual property to international negotiations, our students will be able to hit the ground running in a broad range of transactional work (while building lifelong career mentors and contacts).

Here is a list of the participating companies and below that a picture of the students who were enrolled in the fall semester, and then a picture of the group.

The participating companies for the fall of 2014 were:



FGX International

Gilbane Building Company


IDC/Newport Experience

Moran Shipping Agencies

Schneider Electric




Standing from Left to Right are: Geoff Aptt (Swarovski), Tim Conway (CVS), Eric Benjamin (FGX International), Adam Forsblum (CVS), Tom Bennett (Moran Shipping Agencies), Layi Ooduyingbo (Schneider Electric), John Clarke (Gilbane Building Company), Eric Stockley (Amica Insurance). Seated are: Danny Song (CVS) and Elizabeth Blank (Schneider Electric).

Not pictured are: Annemarie Essex (Textron), Susana Santana (GTECH), and Caitlyn Kelly (IDC/Newport Experience).