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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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Not Festivus, but Definitely Festive!

Posted by David Logan on 01/10/2012 at 10:05 AM

The Roger Williams Law family gathered in the Rotunda at Citizens Plaza to celebrate the holiday season (replete with jokes about Gov. Chafee’s “holiday tree”), and as a bonus helped the U.S. Marine Corps with their “Toys for Tots” program. This was the first such event with our new President, Dr. Donald Farish (who has a law degree to go with his Phd in biology), and he enjoyed mingling with an energetic crowd of faculty, staff, alums and friends of the law school from the bench and bar.  Among the luminaries in attendance: Chief Justice of the RI Supreme Court Paul Suttell and his colleague Associate Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg; Federal Judge Will Smith (a popular member of our Adjunct Faculty); and Associate Justice of the Superior Court Nettie Vogel (friend of the law school, and now a new member of our governing board).

My top highlight of the evening: singing “Happy Birthday” to Professor Emeritus Bob Kent who had just celebrated his 90th birthday! Following are some pics from that fun evening.

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
U.S. District Judge Will Smith, RWU President Donald Farish, and Chief Justice Paul Suttell

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Jenna Hashway  ’11 and Shannon O’Neil  ’11

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Carly Iafrate ‘00, Rob Humm ‘08, (VP of Law Alumni Association),
Nicole Benjamin ’06, and 2 of America’s Finest

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Nicole Benjamin ’06, (President of Law Alumni Association) and Prof. Bob Kent

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Profs. Mary Holper and Raquel Oritz

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
President Donald Farish, Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg, and
Jessica Schacter ‘10 (Justice Goldberg’s law clerk)

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Angela Alves ‘11 and Rebecca Carey ’11

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Margreta Vellucci ‘07, Steve McDonald (General Counsel,
RI School of Design), and Prof. Jane Rindsberg

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
John Meara ’11 and Kelly Rafferty  ’11

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Sally McDonald ‘09

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Steve Maguire ‘96, Bob Kando ‘96 and Michael Fields ’97 (School of Law Board of Directors)

LAA 2011 Holiday Party photo
Scott Vernon ‘09, Dean Logan, and Brooks McGratten
(partner at Peirce Atwood and popular member of our Adjunct Faculty)