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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 School of Law at International Law Weekend in NYC

Posted by David Logan on 01/08/2014 at 11:54 AM

Law students from the RWU International Law Society travelled to NYC late last semester for an opportunity to network and learn from leaders in the field. They were delighted to encounter our own Professor Louise Ellen Teitz, who is wrapping up her tour as a diplomat as the First Secretary at The Hague Conference on Private International Law in The Hague, The Netherlands (http://law.rwu.edu/louise-ellen-teitz). Here are some reflections from one of the attendees, 2L Jocelyn Valenzuela, and below that some pictures from the weekend.

International Law Weekend in NY was a great opportunity for the ILS community of RWU School of law because it opened our horizons as to the many opportunities available to us, and proved that RWU School of Law is well suited to prepare us to compete in the legal field whether locally or internationally. Walking into that first panel and seeing Professor and founding mother Louise Ellen Teitz just uplifted my spirits and completely changed the way I viewed my participation is this conference. Not only was she in our first panel, but was highly praised by other panelists as being a key component to these conferences and as a student of RWU School of Law, it is great to hear comments like this. The panels were extremely helpful since they dealt not just with new topics or legal issues in international law, but strategies and tactics that we, as prospective attorneys should be aware of when in search of that position we seek.

Jocelyn Valenzuela 2L, Professor Louise Ellen Teitz, Elaine Astorga 2L (ILS Treasurer) and Alyse White 2L (Vice President of ILS)

 Arwa Noorali 1L and Thomas Muscara 1L