Happy 20th Anniversary to the Roger Williams University School of Law

Posted by Library Blog on 08/16/2013 at 09:26 AM

Twenty-years ago on August 23, the Roger Williams University School of Law opened its doors for the first day of classes.  Our Founding Dean was Professor of Law Anthony J. Santoro.  While orientation for the incoming students was underway, Dean Santoro made the announcement of his new appointment as President of the Roger Williams College.  John E. Ryan was appointed Dean of the RWU School of Law in September, 1993.


Bobblehead Contest, The Envelope Please…

Posted by David Logan on 08/15/2013 at 03:16 PM

The last issue of the RWU Law magazine contained a picture of my bobblehead collection and offered a prize to the entrant with who identified the largest number.

Here is the picture and below that is the answer key.  

Another RWU Law Grad named a Top LGBT Lawyer in National Ranking

Posted by David Logan on 08/09/2013 at 04:54 PM

Marek Bute '05 was named one of the U.S.’s Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA.  (LGBT Attorneys Full Listing here)

Big Co-Curricular Plans for 2013-14

Posted by David Logan on 07/25/2013 at 02:59 PM


  • A session with Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States

Classes May Be Over, But the RWU Law Community is Busy

Posted by David Logan on 07/22/2013 at 12:15 PM

With the start of a new school year less than a month away, I wanted to highlight two signature events hosted by RWU Law.  The first is the fundraiser for our unique Pro Bono Collaborative event garnered attention from Providence Business News (, which noted that the “ye

Student Satisfaction with Faculty Performance Remains High

Posted by David Logan on 07/15/2013 at 10:15 AM

I reported last year that RWU Law students praise the quality of instruction that they receive.

Commencement 2013

Posted by David Logan on 07/03/2013 at 01:25 PM

What a beautiful day! With happy graduates, and proud family, friends, and faculty, we celebrated Commencement 2013.   We were especially honored that we were joined by Morris Dees, the legendary Civil Rights lawyer and one of the top judges in Rhode Island, Alice Gibney.  Congratulations graduates!

A Service Trifecta for RWU Law Grads

Posted by David Logan on 06/27/2013 at 11:32 AM

It’s no secret that our graduates are having a significant impact on the region’s legal culture. But three recent alumni appointments – all focused on serving the larger legal and general community – are worth singling out.

Lorraine Lalli ’01: Judicial Nominating Commission

3L Reception a Success (as usual)

Posted by David Logan on 06/20/2013 at 05:21 PM

One signature event at RWU Law is the 3L reception held at the beautiful Glen Manor Estate, with its sweeping views of the Sakonnet River. Here are some pics from that fun evening for students, faculty, and staff.


Talented, Diverse Student Leaders Take the Helm

Posted by David Logan on 06/18/2013 at 05:23 PM

I look forward to working closely with the new crop of leaders of our flagship student organizations, the Roger Williams Moot Court Board and the Roger Williams Law Review.  It is truly a terrific group of future lawyers.

Moot Court Board (2012-14)