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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 Moot Court Team Tops National Finals

Posted by David Logan on 03/25/2011 at 11:17 AM

Moot Court Team

John Meara, Amy Broderick and Professor Jon Shelburne

A team of RWU Law students won the Best Brief award at the prestigious National Moot Court Competition last month in New York City.

3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanagh, and John Meara received the Harrison Tweed Award for Best Brief, while also beating teams from Kansas and John Marshall of Chicago to advance to the round of 16 before defeating the South Texas team to advance to the round of eight. Each year, more than 175 teams from 125 schools nationwide participate in this important competition RWU Law advanced, along with Boston University, to the Nationals after winning the Northeast Regional Competition last fall in what has been a truly impressive year [link to /blog/moot-court-kudos] for all of our moot court teams.

Also in NYC last month, 2L Sarah Parker ranked fifth among the Top 10 Individual Oralists at the Northeast Super Regionals of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition – the world’s largest moot court competition, with participants from over 500 law schools in more than 80 countries. The rest of RWU Law’s team consisted of 3Ls Rebecca Aitchison, Robert Mount, Sarah Skahill and Irene Tsipolitis. Kudos also to coaches Kate Greene (Assistant Director of Center for Global and Int'l Programs at RWU) and Professor Louise Teitz.

Congratulations go out all of our excellent student advocates – and to faculty coach Professor Jon Shelburne, who oversees all of our terrific moot court programs!

National Moot Court Competition group photo

National Moot Court Competition winner photo

National Moot Court Competition group photo