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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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Records Set at Public Interest Gala

Posted by David Logan on 02/17/2012 at 08:55 AM

In the span of 8 years, the Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) Auction has gone from 75 folks in jeans and sweatshirts, sitting in folding chairs in the SOL atrium, to more than 400 spiffy attendees in one of Rhode Island’s most revered venues, the ballroom on the top of the Biltmore Hotel in Providence.  And what a night it was, where students, faculty, staff, alums and many of our supporters in the legal community came out to mingle and bid on 100’s of wonderful items and packages, from north to south (vacations in a ski chalet in Vermont and a trip to Disney World), to outings with popular professors (the Yelnosky wine tour drew LOTS of bids from his 1Ls), to golf with Professor Elorza to a meal for 4 prepared by leading Chef Robert Lavoie.  Among the luminaries present was United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Chief Justice of the RI Supreme Court Paul Suttell (hanging out with some of his former law clerks), Federal Judge Will Smith, Providence City Solicitor Jeffrey Padwa, and, of course the terrific auctioneer, Congressman David Cicilline.  Below are some pics from that fabulous evening, which, by-the-way also netted a record amount for summer stipends for law students who work at public service jobs in the summer.

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Michael Evora (head of the RI Commission for Human Rights) flanked by
Cecily Banks and Laurie Barron

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Kellilee and Judge Dan Procaccini

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Elizabeth Segovis, Esq. (Director of Training and Supervision at RI Legal Services),
Jorge Elorza, and Tiffinay Emery ('02)

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Amy Goins ('12) and Federal Judge Will Smith

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Criminal Defense Ace Robert Mann flanked by 3Ls Kathryn Sylvia and
Katherine Kaletski and Camille McKenna ('03)

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The Chief and his clerks

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Linda and Charles Newton

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Jen Hashway ('11) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse

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1L's Jose Baptista and Antonio Viana with
Auctioneer Extrodinaire Rep. David Cicilline

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Ladawn Toon ('07) and Kim Ahern ('09)

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Jennifer Flynn Walker and Bela Walker with Baby Flynn