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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 July 2010

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07/29/2010 at 09:20 AM
Ken Amoriggi (RWU Law class of 2009) is one of our many graduates who uses an RWU legal education to effect social change. Ken is Project Coordinator for the Juvenile Justice Project, affiliated with Rhode Island for Community and Justice (RICJ), an NGO dedicated to “building community by advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.” (Full disclosure—I am on the RICJ Board of Directors.) Ken recently went to the RI State House to help roll out the Juvenile Justice Diversionary Project, an effort to attack the disproportionate rate of minorities in the juvenile justice system (a distressing...
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07/23/2010 at 12:19 PM
This summer has been especially exciting for Jacqueline Rolleri (2011) and Sarah Parker (2012), who won coveted positions with the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. Jackie serves as a Legal Intern for NOAA's Office of General Counsel for International Law while Sarah secured an Environmental Fellowship through the Office of Career Services and the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources; she works with Jeffrey Dillen, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Ocean Services. Jacqueline's projects have included research pertaining to shipwrecks and...
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07/21/2010 at 06:45 AM
One of the ways that a law school projects its influence is through faculty appearances on the national stage, when they serve as what are termed “public intellectuals”—go-to sources for expertise on important legal issues. In recent weeks, three members of the RWU Law team were high visibility. Prof. Carl Bogus was cited in one of the most controversial decisions of the recently-ended term of the Supreme Court of the United States, McDonald v. City of Chicago, which extended the protections of the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms to citizens of all states. Carl’s scholarship was central...
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07/16/2010 at 01:38 PM
It’s perfectly understandable why a century ago the superrich chose RI for their summer homes, because summer in RI is sublime. Much of the fun is on the water--the sailing and kayacking are world class (and RWU even provides students free kayacks for exploring Mt Hope Bay). There are also excellent beaches and even surfing. There is also alot for landlubbers, too. You can do no better than the 4th of July Parade in Bristol; the 225th took place on Monday, July 5th (some pics are below) and it was the subject of the cover story of the July 4th edition of Parade Magazine.   July is...
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07/12/2010 at 11:00 PM
The weather was perfect: 77 degrees and not a cloud in the sky for the 15th annual Commencement Exercises for the Roger Williams University School of Law. The ceremony was joyous as 161 graduates enjoyed the award of a Doctor of Laws degree to the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson, who had recently ascended to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  Judge Thompson, the first African-American (and only the second woman) on the court was an excellent trial judge in Rhode Island who has had a long relationship with the School of Law, and validated her confidence in...
Posted by David Logan
07/09/2010 at 11:00 PM
I am delighted to announce that Prof. Peter Margulies became our Distinguished Research Professor as of July 1. The award is most fitting; Peter is a prolific scholar, on a range of topics, and his great run has been highlighted by the publication this spring of his first book: "Law’s Detour: Justice Displaced in the Bush Administration," by the New York University Press. The book release was highlighted on the American Constitution Society website, and here is Peter's summary. Among his other publications are articles in the lead journals at Iowa, Maryland, George Washington, Rutgers,...
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07/06/2010 at 12:26 PM
Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz with Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Stephen Breyer. The motto of Roger Williams University is “Learning to Bridge the World,” and the School of Law takes that aspect of our mission very seriously. In previous posts, I have highlighted faculty (Prof. Ed Eberle and Prof. Jonathan Gutoff, for example) experts on various aspects of International Law, who are respected for their expertise, but we also incorporate this expertise into the classroom experience for our students. One example is a course developed and taught by Prof. Louise Ellen Teitz (an...
Posted by David Logan
07/01/2010 at 12:07 PM
Sang Hwa Lee and Eliza Vorenberg, Director of the ProBono Collaborative Here is a dispatch from Prof. Mary Holper, who directs the RWU Law Immigration Clinic. Sang Hwa Lee, a student in our Immigration Clinic, demonstrated outstanding commitment to his clients and excellence in all aspects of his clinical work.    Sang is a very promising advocate.  One of his clients was a woman who was stopped by immigration authorities during a raid on workers shoveling snow on the New England Patriot’s football field.  Sang carefully counseled his client about her right to...