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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 July 2014

Posted by David Logan
07/16/2014 at 01:53 PM
When I left Wake Forest for the deanship at Roger Williams in 2003, I signed a contract for 3 years, hoped to survive for 5 (the typical deanship lasts 4+ years, about the same as NFL coaches), and have now finished my 11th year. During that time I have had the pleasure to work with an excellent faculty (highly credentialed and prolific scholars, but who make teaching their first priority), an amazing staff (also dedicated to student success), and our more than 2,000 alums, who are making their way not just in Southern New England, but across the country. I also worked closely with the top...
Posted by David Logan
07/11/2014 at 09:48 AM
The annual breakfast meeting for the RWU Law Alumni Association was special this year, as law faculty, staff, alums, judges, and practitioners gathered to wrap up our 20th anniversary, thank outgoing and incoming leaders of the Law Alumni Association, and hearing my last speech as Dean, and the first speech from the new Dean, Michael Yelnosky. Here are some pics from that fun morning. Patrick Smock '06, Director of Diversity Deborah Johnson, Esme Devault '06, RI Chief Justice Paul Suttell and Dean Logan (in a Mighty Quahogs shirt) New Law Alumni President Kim Ahern '09, Secretary/Treasurer...
Posted by David Logan
07/01/2014 at 02:46 PM
Almost 200 folks showed up for the annual fundraiser for the RWU Law Pro Bono Collaborative, our unique way to provide much needed representation to low-income Rhode Islanders. This year’s event was special, as we recognized the philanthropy of Mark Mandell, whose support was essential to getting the PBC not just surviving but thriving. A special shout-out to the Host Committee: Richard Ratcliffe; Chair; Ratcliffe Harten Burke & Galamaga Robert Corrente; Burns & Levinson Reverend Mary Margaret Earl; McAuley House Mitchell R. Edwards; Hinckley Allen & Snyder Linn Foster Freedman;...