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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...



Professor David Logan's Archive for January 2011

Posted by David Logan
01/28/2011 at 02:07 PM
I am very proud of the terrific faculty we have assembled at RWU Law, and this year’s hiring cycle has again yielded gold. Next year Susan Heyman will join us to teach Business Law courses and her specialty, White Collar Crime. Susan is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at Cardozo Law School in NYC. Susan graduated from Brandeis summa cum laude/Phi Beta Kappa, and from Cardozo Law magna cum laude/Order of the Coif, where she won the Felix Frankfurter and Samuel Belkin Awards, and served as Executive Editor of the law review. After graduation, Susan clerked for both the Federal District...
Posted by David Logan
01/28/2011 at 12:31 PM
RWU Law Prof Michael Yelnosky has had a long interest in open government and judicial selection.  These two interests coincided recently in the decision of the office of the Rhode Island Attorney General to refuse a request by a Providence Journal reporter to review the materials submitted by candidates for judicial appointments.    Defending the position was Special Assistant Attorney General Mike Field (RWU Law ‘97), the AG’s expert on open government law, who concluded in an advisory opinion that the submissions did not constitute “public records.” Yelnosky demurred,...
Posted by David Logan
01/24/2011 at 02:44 PM
One of the great things about being the only law school in a state is the unique opportunities it presents for bringing leaders from the bench and bar to campus.  Besides the annual visit of the RI Supreme Court to hear the final rounds of our flagship (Clark) Moot Court Competition and the courses taught by a distinguished Adjunct Faculty, programs often feature leaders discussing top issues facing the state, like the symposium on judicial selection. One recent example: the top law enforcement officials in the state discussed the challenges of prosecuting white collar crime. ...
Posted by David Logan
01/19/2011 at 12:14 PM
Sargent Shriver passed away yesterday at 95 and the media has been right to lionize a life of remarkable public service, especially his visionary work founding the Peace Corps and Head Start programs. And, of course, there remains great interest in the Kennedy legacy almost two generations after “Camelot” in Washington (Sarge was married to Eunice Kennedy, JFK’s—and RFK’s--sister, and founder of the Special Olympics), which continued with the glamorous life of daughter Maria Shriver. For a number of years Sarge was a partner at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman, my Washington DC...
Posted by David Logan
01/18/2011 at 09:24 AM
I am always glad to report fun news about our alums and today I want to provide an update on Hala Furst, who graduated last May (and who is a former Torts student of mine). Hala, who attended the University of Minnesota undergerad, was a member of our Honors Program, and who had a great run at the School of Law, including success as a moot court advocate (not surprising given her background in theater); she even had an essay published in another law school's law review. The latest on Hala: by special arrangement, she was recently sworn in to the Massachusetts bar by a federal judge in her...
Posted by David Logan
01/10/2011 at 11:48 AM
Matt Jerzyk (class of 2008) arrived at RWU with impressive academic credentials (a magna cum laude graduate of Brown) and a track record of leadership in progressive politics: he had advised the Governor's Commission on Race, Police and Community Relations, co-authored legislation creating a police civilian review board in Providence, and was the founding executive director of Rhode Island Jobs with Justice, a labor and community coalition with over forty organizational members. Matt was a terrific student at RWU Law (by chance, he was assigned to my Torts class and boy did he display smarts...