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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 May 2014

Posted by David Logan
05/28/2014 at 03:38 PM
Each spring, in the week before Commencement, we host a fancy reception for the graduating class at the Glen Manor mansion in nearby Portsmouth. This year was especially fun, as we said goodbye to an absolutely top shelf SBA president Steve Sokolov and a terrific group of future leaders in the bench and bar. The graduates also bestowed "Best Teacher Awards" on Emily Sack and Andy Spacone, and "Staff Person of the Year" on Barbara Supsky. I was also tickled to receive a spot-on personal bobblehead for my collection and a copy of the 20th anniversary issue of the RWU Law Review. Last, but...
Posted by David Logan
05/22/2014 at 10:27 AM
With the end of the academic year looming, student groups have elected the leaders for the 2014-15 academic year. Here they are: Student Bar Association: Anthony Sinapi Roger Williams Law Review: Meghan Kruger Moot Court: Danielle Dufault American Bar Association Law Student Division: Michael Muehe American Civil Liberties Union Student Chapter: Jason MacKeen Asian Pacific American Law Student Association: Jasmine Dobosiewicz Association for Public Interest Law: Curtis Pouliot-Alvarez Black Law Students Association: Tiffany Friend Christian Law Students: Jennifer Kehew Criminal Law Society:...
Posted by David Logan
05/20/2014 at 02:55 PM
It has been another great year at the Marine Affairs Institute. On Tuesday, April 15, our partners at Rhode Island Sea Grant hosted the 4th Annual Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellow Colloquium. The Colloquium showcased the work of our Rhode Island Sea Grant Law Fellows this past year. Law Fellows are second and third year law students who work with outside organizations that have questions of marine law or policy. The Law Fellow Program is another example of RWU Law’s commitment to experiential learning. This past year twelve students worked on twenty-three different projects - ranging...
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05/16/2014 at 01:10 PM
One of our hugely successful efforts to give our upper-level students the chance to hone their lawyering skills before graduation is our Corporate Counsel Clinical Externship Program, run by one of the most dynamic members of our faculty, Professor Cecily Banks. The program places RWU Law students in the offices of select RI and Mass companies, and enables the best kind of skills training: on-the-job. From contract drafting to compliance, and from intellectual property to international negotiations, our students will be able to hit the ground running in a broad range of transactional work (...
Posted by David Logan
05/13/2014 at 03:09 PM
As we wrap up exams and head into the summer, we always take a moment to salute the pro bono accomplishments of the graduating class. Students, faculty, staff, and the many lawyers and judges who supervise our students as they get valuable on-the-job training while fulfilling our 50-hour mandatory pro bono requirement gathered in Providence to salute student dedication. There are really two parts of the program: recognition of the winners of individual awards, and the students who substantially exceed the 50 hour requirement. The award winners are: • Public Interest Award: Marcus Swift and...
Posted by David Logan
05/09/2014 at 10:20 AM
The Mighty Quahogs Softball Team has become a tradition at RWU law, playing not just in New England, but also at the national tournament held at the University of Virginia each year. http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-mighty-quahogs-successful-season-ends-virginia http://law.rwu.edu/blog/mighty-quahogs-place-8th-law-softball-championship http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-law-jocks-score-softball-and-soccer The trip to Charlottesville has a special place in my heart because I am a graduate of UVA, and it was my class that began what has now mushroomed into a huge event, with teams of law students from up...
Posted by David Logan
05/06/2014 at 03:17 PM
A signature program at RWU law is our Immigration Clinic, where upper-level students get hands-on experience representing clients trying to navigate the incredibly complex immigration system. Building on past successes http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-law-students-impact-lives-experiential-learning-opportunities, Clinic Director (and RWU law alum) Deb Gonzalez and her students continue to seek and obtain justice for the vulnerable among us. Here are nutshells of two recent victories and below that are pictures of some of our successful student advocates and their teacher. First case: The client...
Posted by David Logan
05/02/2014 at 11:59 AM
RWU has a robust moot court program that runs all year with students competing internally (the Esther Clark Competition, judged by the RI Supreme Court) and externally, as extramural teams travel to a broad array of national competitions, like the championship we won last month in the National Religious Liberty Competition, sponsored by George Washington Law School). Given that Marine Affairs is a center of excellence at RWU, we are especially proud of our track record of success in the John Y. Brown Admiralty Competition, coming in second last year http://law.rwu.edu/blog/rwu-team-snags-%E2...