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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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Students Help Leading Mass Judge Write about Abraham Lincoln as Lawyer

Posted by David Logan on 01/21/2014 at 01:50 PM

One great thing about a judicial externship with the Honorable Dennis Curran from the Massachusetts Superior Court, is that RWU Law students never know what in addition to observing lawyers and trials will come their way. Last year, they helped Judge Curran prepare a major study of compensation for judges in the Commonwealth, which helped the legislature in its consideration remedial legislation http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-law-students-help-important-study-judicial-compensation-massachusetts; http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/07/judicial_pay_in_massachusetts.html

Then, last spring, 3Ls Jared Ballin and Katie McCann helped Judge Curran on another fascinating project: a consideration of how Abraham Lincoln embraced alternative dispute resolution more than 150 years before it became a central aspect of the civil justice system.

Here is the article that came out recently.