About the Blogger

Dean Logan's picture

David Logan has served as Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI since 2003. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Logan clerked for a federal judge and practiced with a major Washington, D.C. law firm, where he represented Native American tribes....

Dean Logan's Blog

RI Supreme Court Presides Over Championship Round of the Clark Moot Court Competition

Posted by David Logan on 11/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

One of the highlights of fall semesters at RWU Law is the annual visit of the Rhode Island Supreme Court.  The Court comes to campus to preside over the final round of our flagship internal Moot Court Competition, named after a deeply respected member of our faculty, the late Esther Clark. The case involved a sweeping youth curfew in a hypothetical town, which was challenged on the grounds that it violated both substantive due process (the right to travel) and the equal protection clause (unduly burdening a suspect class—minors). 

The finalists were 2Ls Amy Broderick and John Meara, and it was a spirited set of arguments, with the respondent’s lawyer, John, carrying the day.  Here are some pictures from the event.