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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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RIAJ Gala, and a Big RWU Law Presence

Posted by David Logan on 10/23/2013 at 04:07 PM

We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with the Rhode Island Association for Justice and the closeness of that relationship was on display at the group’s recent gala.

Outgoing President Anthony Leone (RWU Law ‘97) passed the baton to the new President Pat Jones, a member of the RWU Law Board of Directors (and co-chair of our 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee). Among the honorees was United States District Judge Jack McConnell ("Judicial Merit Award"), who has served as a Roger Williams University Trustee, and Congressman Jim Langevin ("Legislative Achievement Award"), who was a presenter at our Cybersecurity Institute last summer. And to top things off, President-elect Vin Green came to RWU Law last week to judge a quarterfinal round of our flagship Clark Moot Court Competition. Other award winners were Judge Frank Caprio (“Citizen of the Year”) and yours truly (winner of the inaugural “Legal Education Award”).

Among the star-studded crowd:  Presiding Justice of the RI Superior Court Alice Gibney, Mark Mandell Chair of the RWU Law Board of Directors, and present and past RI Treasurers Gina Raimondo and Frank Caprio.

As so often is the case, RWU law students were in attendance and had a chance to network with leaders of the bench and bar. This from star 2L Danielle Dufault: “The ability for a RWU law student to interact in a professional setting such as the RIAJ only underscores the holistic approach of Roger Williams University School of Law. Not only are students encouraged to focus on achievement in the classroom, but we are given the opportunity to foster relationships with attorneys that will eventually become our mentors and peers."

Presiding Justice of the RI Superior Court Alice Gibney

Mark Mandell, Chair of the RWU Law Board of Directors

President-elect Vin Green and United States District Judge Jack McConnell

President Pat Jones and Judge Caprio

 Outgoing President Anthony Leone and Dean Logan


State Treasures Frank Caprio and Gina Raimondo


Chief Judge of the Rhode Island Family Court Heidi Bedrosian and Judge Caprio