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David Logan has served as Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI since 2003. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Dean Logan clerked for a federal judge and practiced with a major Washington, D.C. law firm, where he represented Native American tribes....



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Posted by David Logan
01/25/2013 at 09:51 AM
Over the semester break, one of the stars of the RWU Law junior faculty, Susan Heyman, had a rare treat: visiting the chambers of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, as part of a delegation of law professors from across the nation.  The occasion was the presentation of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education, reflecting Justice Ginsberg’s contribution to the evolution of the law in a career that has included law teaching, litigating on behalf of women’s rights, a decade as a judge on the...
Posted by David Logan
01/22/2013 at 01:33 PM
RWU Law is lucky to have one of the country’s leading academic experts on Domestic Violence, Emily Sack.  She had a distinguished academic career before entering teaching (J.D., New York University; M.A., Columbia University; M. Phil., Columbia University; B.A., Swarthmore College) and worked at the ACLU and the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, before joining the RWU Law faculty in 2001. Professor Sack's work on the topic has appeared leading journals at Northwestern, Wisconsin and Washington universities, and even cited by the Supreme Court of the United States (Castle...
Posted by David Logan
01/17/2013 at 09:49 AM
Liz Tobin Tyler recently shared her expertise about Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLPs) at a national conference at Northeastern Law School and in a week-long visit to Australia. On November 2nd, she spoke on a panel entitled, “Health and the Human Rights Framework in Practice” at the Institute on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health sponsored by Northeastern's program on Human Rights and the Global Economy.  The Institute featured health and human rights scholars and practitioners from across the country. Liz then traveled to Australia where she met with leaders from legal...
Posted by David Logan
01/09/2013 at 09:54 AM
Being the only law school in a state yields RWU students many benefits, regardless of whether they choose to remain in RI after graduation, and this past semester is proof why: Students got to interact with leading jurists; United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito spent a whole day with students http://law.rwu.edu/blog/another-supreme-opportunity-justice-samuel-alito-rwu-law-v-1 and http://law.rwu.edu/blog/justice-alito%E2%80%99s-day-campus-v-2 Legendary United Sates Court of Appeals Judge Bruce Selya taught his trademark course “Lessons of Litigation,” while Federal District...
Posted by David Logan
12/19/2012 at 04:34 PM
The 2012 bar exam cycle proves once again that a Roger Williams legal education is a great springboard to a successful career.  In our three key states, our graduates exceeded the state averages for first-time takers on the July exams, achieving a 90% pass rate in CT, and an 86% pass rate in RI and MA. And, in the states that release comparative data, RWU grads surpassed our regional peers: For a complete list of the July results by law school visit http://www.mass.gov/bbe/statisticsjuly2012.pdf. For a complete list of the July results by law school visit http://www.jud.ct.gov/cbec/...
Posted by David Logan
12/18/2012 at 05:54 PM
Our own Professor Carl Bogus has achieved national prominence on Second Amendment issues. He has testified before Congress, published widely in top academic journals, appeared on National Public Radio and in USA Today, the Boston Globe, the Washington Times, and the Providence Journal.  This week he is being cited in the conversation raised by the massacre in Newtown. The “Constitutional Law Prof Blog,” featured “Carl Bogus on Second Amendment Constitutional Scholarship”: Here is the link http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/2012/12/daily-read-carl-bogus-on-second-amendment-...
Posted by David Logan
12/13/2012 at 12:07 PM
On a faculty of distinguished scholars, RWU law is especially lucky to have Peter Margulies, who since 9/11 has become one of the country’s most prolific and respected scholars in the area of National Security. His high profile is affirmed by the recent publication of "National Security Law in the News," by the American Bar Association and Northwestern Law School, which contains his chapter on the federal law barring "material support" of terrorism.  https://apps.americanbar.org/abastore/index.cfm?fm=Product.AddToCart&pid=3550021. I also am proud to announce recent projects by alums...
Posted by David Logan
12/10/2012 at 02:13 PM
Held just two weeks after the devastation from Superstorm Sandy, RWU Law’s 9th Marine Law Symposium tackled the legal implications of climate change on ocean and coastal communities. Shifting Seas:  The Law’s Response to Changing Ocean Condition brought together an unprecedented array of leading legal practitioners and scholars, scientists, and planners from across America, and even an Arctic expert from Norway! Nearly 200 attendees, including several participating via webinar, spent two days considering the many ways that existing laws and policies are and will be challenged as the...
Posted by David Logan
12/05/2012 at 05:31 PM
The results are in and the class of 2012 passed the July 2012 Rhode Island bar exam at a record-breaking clip of 88%!  This brings the pass rate for all first-time RWU takers in Rhode Island (combining the February and the July administrations of the exam) to an impressive 86%, easily surpassing the state average of 81%.  Bottom line: RWU alums continue to set the bar for their peers! Below are pics of some justifiably proud alums (and their friends and families) from the swearing-in ceremonies held at the Rhode Island Supreme Court last week.
Posted by David Logan
11/30/2012 at 01:55 PM
Once again, the law school fully participated in the ABA’s Pro Bono Celebration Week with an inspiring speaker and recognition of the incredible array of student public service work and pro bono activities through our signature program, The Pro Bono Collaborative. Akin Adepoju (RWU Law ’04), from the Federal Defender’s Office in Pittsburgh, spent a day on campus talking with students, staff and faculty about his death penalty work. His day started with a breakfast co-sponsored by the Feinstein Institute, the Association for Public Interest Law, the Criminal Law Society, the Multicultural Law...