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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 Grad at Helm of RI Republican Party

Posted by David Logan on 01/24/2014 at 05:11 PM

As RWU Law celebrates its 20th anniversary http://law.rwu.edu/20th-anniversary, it is unsurprising that our graduates are taking important positions of leadership across Southern New England. From the RI Attorney General (Peter Kilmartin) and the mayors of Fall River (Will Flanagan) and New London (Daryl DiFinzio) http://law.rwu.edu/blog/class-2005-yields-pair-mayors, to Susan Pegden, the chief advisor to the Speaker of the RI House of Representatives http://law.rwu.edu/story/pegden-08-tapped-chief-counsel-slot, RWU grads are not just in the news but also influencing the lives of millions of citizens.

Here is another on that list: Matt Fabisch, who serves as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Rhode Island Republican Party, as well as Probate Judge for the town of Smithfield. Matt was a terrific student — the Editor-in-Chief of the RWU Law Review and President of our Federalist Society — and it is not at all surprising that he is ascending quickly. Here is a link recounting Matt’s accomplishments http://www.jvhri.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4930:matt-fabisch-named-head-of-ri-gop&Itemid=62 as well as the homepage for one of Matt's other initiatives the Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights. It is also interesting that Ken McKay (RWU Law 1996) also headed the state GOP, en route to his current position as Political Director at the Republican Governors Association http://law.rwu.edu/story/ken-mckay-06-plans-gop-revival.

Congratulations, Matt!