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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 June 2011

Posted by David Logan
06/28/2011 at 11:27 AM
I am pleased to announce some of the key events that RWU Law is sponsoring next academic year. A campus visit by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Stephen Breyer A 9/11 commerative program, “Lessons Learned,” featuring United States Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) and Peter Neronha, United States Attorney for RI, moderated by our own Prof. Peter Margulies (an expert on National Security Law). Our fifth Thurgood Marshall Lecture, will be delivered by Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School and a law clerk to the late Justice Marshall “The Tea party and...
Posted by David Logan
06/24/2011 at 11:52 AM
As our younger graduates take their place in the legal profession, they are tackling new issues and new variations on old ones. Nicole Dulude Benjamin ’06 and Rob Humm ‘08 For example, Nicole Dulude Benjamin (’06) and Rob Humm (‘08), associates at leading New England firm Adler, Pollock & Sheehan, recently presented on electronic discovery to a group of RI lawyers in a continuing legal education program that they conceived and delivered. Electronic Discovery: Unraveling E-mail Strings and Strands provided a comprehensive overview of the issues that arise when reviewing e-...
Posted by David Logan
06/15/2011 at 08:50 AM
...and what a year it was, highlighted by a visit from the First Circuit, a 3L victory in Student-Faculty Jeopardy, and a national prize for a 3L moot court team! The graduates and their families and friends enjoyed terrific weather, a spirited graduation ceremony (complete with goofs on the dean), and a fun after-party.  Here are some pics from that memorable day: Pomp and Circumstance Dean David Logan, Honorary Degree Recipient the Honorable Robert G. Flanders Jr.,Chairman of the University Board of Trustees Richard Bready, Honorary Degree Recipient Chief Justice Paul...
Posted by David Logan
06/14/2011 at 11:38 AM
We are always proud to see our graduates continue to pursue academic excellence after they graduate from RWU law. Sarah Mazzochi (’10) is but one recent example. Sarah has earned her LL.M in International Legal Studies from American University, and is now working in Washington, D.C. at the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Sarah is publishing up a storm.  Here are the pieces she has published recently: The Two Percent: The Practical Application of International Law on the Death Penalty in the United States, 38 Syracuse Journal of International Law & Commerce 32 (2010)....
Posted by David Logan
06/07/2011 at 03:28 PM
With the end of the academic year comes the chance to formally recognize excellence in the graduating class. For the terrific class of 2011: ValedictorianJenna HashwayDean's Academic Achievement AwardJessica Deese Marine Affairs Achievement AwardJacqueline Rolleri  2011 Kathleen M. Birt Memorial Conflict Resolution Prize 2011 Pro Bono Collaborative Award Rebecca Carey  Outgoing SBA PresidentJustin Pruett 2011 Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student AwardErik Johnson 2011 Public Service AwardErik JohnsonLynn Laweryson 2011 Public Interest Alumni AwardThomas...
Posted by David Logan
06/06/2011 at 08:02 AM
I am pleased to report that RWU Law was among the top schools in the Northeast when it comes to recognition of our excellence in public interest. Eight of our students recently learned that they would be receiving stipends from Equal Justice Works, the national organization "dedicated to creating a just society by mobilizing the next generation of lawyers committed to equal justice." The stipends support summer jobs for a fascinating array of NGOs, from RI, Massachusetts, to Georgia and Alaska. This is quite an accomplishment, especially since there were almost 1,990 applicants and only...