About the Blogger

David Logan's picture

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.

A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Professor Logan clerked for a federal...

Affordable Excellence at RWU LAW

David Logan's Post

Saluting the Pro Bono Accomplishments of the Class of 2014

Posted by David Logan on 05/13/2014 at 04:09 PM

As we wrap up exams and head into the summer, we always take a moment to salute the pro bono accomplishments of the graduating class. Students, faculty, staff, and the many lawyers and judges who supervise our students as they get valuable on-the-job training while fulfilling our 50-hour mandatory pro bono requirement gathered in Providence to salute student dedication.

There are really two parts of the program: recognition of the winners of individual awards, and the students who substantially exceed the 50 hour requirement. The award winners are:

Public Interest Award: Marcus Swift and Karina Valencia

Pro Bono Collaborative Award: Jayna Velez and Michael da Cruz

Clinical Legal Education Association Award: Garrett Marshall

Kathleen M. Birt Memorial Conflict Resolution Prize: Natasha Ludwig

Association of Corporate Counsel Northeast Chapter Law Student Ethics Award: Marcus Swift

Marcus Swift and Karina Valencia

Jayna Velez and Michael da Cruz

Garrett Marshall

Natasha Ludwig

And we are especially proud of the many 3Ls who did more than their share of public interest work during their years at RWU law:

Amanda Agosta Paige Munro  
Scott Albrecht Layi Oduyingbo
Lauren Balkcom Samantha Olson
Emily Baniukiewicz Krystina Osgood
Stephanie Barthelette Thomas Pagliarini
Elizabeth Blank Adriana Parente
Danilo Borgas Laura Parker
Brittney Brown Troy Peck
Kaitlyn Cox Alisha Perry
Thomas Cribbin Candace Ranglin
Louis DiCrescentis Cori Richert
David D’Amore Gloria Rispoli
Tracy DiSevo Diana Robbins
Shannon Dobransky Joceline Rocha
Meghan Embry Jennifer Roth
Allyson Entz Brendan Ryan
Kelly Faber Michelle Santos
Michael Ferragamo Jennifer A. Sherman
Jennifer Fournier Sarah Smalley
Alyse Galoski Caitlyn Smith     
Travis Grodin Eric Stockley
Sara Hamilton Marcus Swift
Dean Hanafan Leticia Tavares
Caitlyn Kelly Stanton Terranova
David Krouse Leah A. Luo Turgeon
Shannah Kurland Marissa Ventetuolo
Amanda Lawton Antonio Massa Viana
Luc Lefebvre Christopher Whitmore
Natasha Ludwig Caitlin Wolstencroft
Elizabeth McNamara Zhouying Zhang
Asia-Sierra Millette Katie Zilgme
Valerie Morozov