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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.

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



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Young Faculty Star Tackles Impact of Oil Rush in the Arctic

Posted by David Logan on 05/30/2012 at 11:05 AM

Prof. Michael BurgerOne of our top junior faculty is Michael Burger, who joined RWU Law after a distinguished academic record (B.A. magna cum laude from Brown; honors graduate from Columbia Law School, where he was Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law); practice (Associate Counsel for New York City’s Environmental Law Division), and law teaching (at NYU).

Michael is developing a national reputation for his work on climate change and most recently the cutting edge issues associated with drilling for oil in the Arctic, made feasible due to rapid ice melt. Here are some of Michael’s recent blog postings on the topic, as well as his review of a recent book on the topic.

Book Review: The Eskimo and the Oil Man: The Battle at the Top of the World for America's Future

Michael recently wrote on the complexities of planning offshore wind farms in our own RWU Law Magazine.

Visit the RWU Marine Affairs Institute, with which Michael is affiliated, for more information.