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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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RWU Law, Connecting across the Country

Posted by David Logan on 10/21/2013 at 02:02 PM

They say “it’s a small world,” and an email I recently received proves that adage….

Luis Mancheno, RWU Law class of 2013, was just settling into his new job at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, when he came across a proudly-displayed poster for the movie Conviction. Here’s the connection: the movie recounts the gripping story of RWU Law grad Betty Anne Waters (class of 1998, and now a globe-trotting emissary for human rights), who devoted her life (including going to law school), to freeing her wrongfully-convicted brother.

 http://law.rwu.edu/story/usa-today-profiles-hilary-swank-betty-anne-waters-98

Betty Anne had visited the Florence Project and autographed a poster while there. Small world, indeed, especially for our far-flung graduates.