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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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David Logan's Archive for August 2009

Posted by David Logan
08/31/2009 at 11:00 PM
The Class of 2012 has arrived at RWU Law, and it is the largest, and has the best credentials, in our history.  This is not surprising because we were swamped with applications (up 21% over last year).  I want to share with you some information about this talented group of future attorneys as described by our terrific Assistant Dean for Admissions, Michael Boylen, in his welcome address.   I would like to welcome you to Roger Williams University School of Law.  We, in the Admissions Office, have had the distinct privilege of getting to know you over the last year. ...
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08/26/2009 at 11:00 PM
As students return to RWU for the beginning of fall classes, I thought I would provide snapshots of a couple of rising 3Ls who had unique summer experiences…. Jay Resmini Jay Resmini spent his summer in Los Angeles, working in the Worldwide TV Distribution Legal Department of MGM studios.  He was immersed in entertainment law, with projects changing almost daily. The highlight: a project for the Vice President involving a 64 picture agreement with French television. Jay: “I had to regularly communicate with the many players involved.  At first I was a bit intimidated, especially...
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08/23/2009 at 11:00 PM
Over the last 6 years RWU Law has been an active participant in shaping both the present and the future of law school admissions through service to the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC).  While LSAC is best known for administering the LSAT, it is a non-profit organization that governs much of the legal admissions process in the United States, Canada, and Australia (and soon India and China!).  We are proud that LSAC has appointed three of our own to prestigious posts. Michael Boylen, our Assistant Dean of Admissions, has been appointed Chair of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and...
Posted by David Logan
08/16/2009 at 11:00 PM
On July 16, 2009, Paul Suttell was sworn in as Rhode Island’s 51st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, with state and federal judges, political leaders, family and friends in attendance.  In spite of the dreary day, the atmosphere was festive, reflecting the remarkably broad array of support (a unanimous vote in the Senate) for the jurist from Little Compton, who has moved from the Family Court (where he served 1990-2003), to Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (2003-09), and now to the pinnacle of the state judiciary as Chief Justice. Dean Bastone and I attended the ceremony, where...
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08/11/2009 at 11:00 PM
The WSJ has profiled Chantal Tocci (’04) and her unique career path.  By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN Two years ago, Chantal Tocci quit a job as a law-school admissions coordinator to escape a difficult boss. As she networked to find her next position, Ms. Tocci told her tai chi instructor—also a production executive for the Fox TV show “America’s Most Wanted”—that she was on the hunt. He said the program had an opening for a production assistant in the hotline department. Ms. Tocci applied for the job and got it. In her second week, she took a call from a tipster that led to an arrest—the...
Posted by David Logan
08/05/2009 at 11:00 PM
One of the highlights of the 2007-08 academic year was the extended visit we had from Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.  While many law schools get a cameo appearance from a Justice, the entire RWU Law family got to spend time with the outspoken jurist: breakfast for leaders in the bench and bar, a lunch with faculty, a public session, a meeting with student leaders, and a Constitutional Law class for all 2Ls.  More recently, I traveled to Washington to present the Justice with an Honorary Degree which the law school Board of Directors had...