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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....



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RWU Law Prof Looks at The American Empire through Unique Lens

Posted by David Logan on 05/10/2013 at 12:55 PM

One of our many innovative scholars is Michael Burger, who has developed expertise in controversial areas, including “fracking” http://law.rwu.edu/story/burger-fracking-and-federalism and the impact of the melting polar icecap http://law.rwu.edu/blog/young-faculty-star-tackles-impact-oil-rush-arctic

Now he is taking on a much broader topic: the making of the “American Empire.” With a co-author from the Princeton faculty, Michael is considering some fundamental understandings of property rights by looking closely at the treatment of Indian lands and the expropriation of intellectual property from indigenous peoples.  The article, appearing soon in the Hawaii Law Review, has already gone viral, picked up and favorably treated on the leading blog The Faculty Lounge http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2013/05/property-law-and-american-empire.html.