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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 December 2010

Posted by David Logan
12/21/2010 at 01:20 PM
The numbers are in and – I am very pleased to report – the news is very good indeed: 2010 was another banner year for bar-pass results.  Nearly 85 percent of our May graduates sat for the bar in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, or some combination thereof. Of those, 89 percent passed in at least one state.  In Massachusetts – which is by far the number-one state in which our students sit for the bar exam – our May graduates enjoyed a 92 percent pass rate. That’s a top-shelf number that puts us solidly in the company of Boston University and Boston College Law. The...
Posted by David Logan
12/21/2010 at 09:46 AM
I am sad to announce the death of a close friend of the School of Law, Joe Fernandez. Joe was well-known in the RI legal community as the City Solicitor under Providence Mayor David Cicilline and most recently as a candidate for RI Attorney General. Joe also ran President Obama’s primary and general election efforts in Rhode Island (Joe was a classmate at Harvard Law School). Besides the impressive professional resume, he was well-known in the Roger Williams community for providing our upper-level students with valuable hands on legal experience as externs in his Solicitor’s Office. But it...
Posted by David Logan
12/16/2010 at 12:00 AM
A key indicator of a law school’s ability to produce excellent boots-on-the-ground lawyers is its student performances in moot court competitions – intramural, regional and beyond. So it’s my happy privilege to report some stellar performances in that area. On November 21, a team of three RWU Law students – 3Ls Amy Broderick, Robert Cavanaugh, and John Meara – advanced to the finals of the Northeast Regional Tournament of the National Moot Court Competition, the largest forensic event in the country. The RWU Law team beat Vermont and Syracuse to advance to the semi-finals, where they pulled...
Posted by David Logan
12/09/2010 at 12:00 AM
  Roger Williams Law has built a faculty that is nationally recognized for placing articles in top law reviews and that is sought out by the national media for their expertise on the issues of the day. But just as important, we have assembled a group of lawyers who excel in the classroom, and there is none more talented, and committed to her students, than Keeva Terry. Keeva has a stellar academic record (BA Harvard, MBA Michigan, JD Columbia) plus practice experience at a top-shelf Wall Street firm (Skadden), but it is her excellence as a teacher that has won her acclaim from our...
Posted by David Logan
12/03/2010 at 01:47 PM
Providence Business News laid it out in an article published this past summer: “Roger Williams University School of Law has quietly become a national leader in the field of marine law.” Any doubters need only have sat in on a session or two of the extraordinary meeting of minds that comprised the Marine Affairs Institute’s 8th Marine Law Symposium entitled “Taking Stock:  The Magnuson-Stevens Act Revisited,” held here last month. For those of you new to the field of marine law – and despite the field’s burgeoning importance, even many top attorneys are still unfamiliar with it – the...