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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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Posted by David Logan
07/01/2010 at 01:07 PM
Sang Hwa Lee and Eliza Vorenberg, Director of the ProBono Collaborative Here is a dispatch from Prof. Mary Holper, who directs the RWU Law Immigration Clinic. Sang Hwa Lee, a student in our Immigration Clinic, demonstrated outstanding commitment to his clients and excellence in all aspects of his clinical work.    Sang is a very promising advocate.  One of his clients was a woman who was stopped by immigration authorities during a raid on workers shoveling snow on the New England Patriot’s football field.  Sang carefully counseled his client about her right to...
Posted by David Logan
06/28/2010 at 10:14 AM
One of the most important jobs in a law school is that of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (essentially the Vice-Dean), who oversees most faculty and many student matters.  At most law schools, this job rotates among members of the tenured faculty, and I have had the pleasure in my 7 years as Dean to work with three excellent administrators: Diana Hassel, Michael Yelnosky, and David Zlotnick. On July 1, Prof. Andy Horwitz, currently the Director of Clinical Programs, Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic, and Distinguished Service Professor, will replace Dean Z. Andy has a...
Posted by David Logan
06/23/2010 at 09:17 AM
Among the many eclectic scholars at RWU Law, few surpass Prof. Jonathan Gutoff’s wide-ranging interests, including deep expertise on the history and law of piracy, a very hot topic around the world these days. (Indeed, a Dutch court just convicted five Somalis of piracy.)  Prof. Gutoff recently returned from the United Nations; following is a communication from Maria-Luisa Chavez, the Chief of the Department of Public Information at the United Nations Office of NGO Relations, summarizing Prof. Gutoff’s presentation.    I would like to express my sincere gratitude on...
Posted by David Logan
06/17/2010 at 03:18 PM
RWU Law has a number of faculty members who are sought out for their expertise in the International Law arena, like Louise Teitz and Pater Margulies, Ed Eberle, expert on Comparative Law, just returned from a visit to Germany, sponsored by the US State Department, and here is Ed’s recap of the visit: The Berlin conference was sponsored by Der Tagesspiegel, a Berlin newspaper, and dealt with the issue of "Protection of the Private Sphere: Freedom or Security.” The program started with an introductory speech by the US Ambassador to Germany, Philip Murphy. Then I participated in a discussion...
Posted by David Logan
06/14/2010 at 12:00 AM
In addition to feting the graduates at Glen Manor, we also salute the end of the year for our 1Ls, exactly 8 months, 25 days, and 20 hours after their journey into the morass of the law began at Orientation.  We toasted their hard work and the construction of a strong platform for future academic and professional success.  Congratulations to the class of 2012! Here are some pics from that fun event at Jacky’s Galaxie & Sushi Bar in Bristol, RI.      
Posted by David Logan
06/08/2010 at 12:00 AM
At Roger Williams Law, we celebrate the successful end of the academic year with two signature events (in addition to Commencement), none better than the fancy/schmancy reception held for the graduates at the beautiful Glen Manor House (actually it is a mansion on the water) on the eve of Commencement. Faculty, staff, and even a few alums join in this festive evening, enjoying terrific food and drink in a drop-dead beautiful setting. Check out the sampling of pictures below and then visit the RWU Law Alumni Facebook album to see dozens more. Dean Logan Toasts the Class of 2010 The Class of...
Posted by David Logan
06/03/2010 at 12:09 PM
On March 18 and 19, seventeen second year Honors Program students were given an insider’s view of litigation in The Highest Court in the Land—the Supreme Court of the United States.  The trip to Washington, D.C. was the culmination of a six week “perspectives course” on the Supreme Court taught by Prof. Diana Hassel, who was joined on the whirlwind trip by DC insider Prof. Jared Goldstein.   RWUers with Associate Justice Alito The visit began with reserved seats in the Supreme Court to watch the arguments in two cases raising significant constitutional issues. The first, Christian...
Posted by David Logan
05/26/2010 at 12:00 AM
Justin Pruett (’11) has been awarded the 2010 Law Student Ethics Awards presented by the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel at a dinner on April 15th at the Union Club in Boston. The Chapter created the awards program to recognize and encourage the ethical practice of law at the earliest stages of a young lawyers professional career, and at the same time to shine a spotlight on ethics more generally, demonstrating that the legal community values lawyers who are guided by ethical principles. The award, which includes a $1,000 scholarship, is given to students...
Posted by David Logan
05/20/2010 at 02:07 PM
The RWU community was tickled to learn that one of our alums, Jason (“Jay”) Resmini is competing on the ABC reality show “The Bachelorette.”  Now beginning its sixth season (May 24, actually) Jay, who graduated from RWU Law last year along with his brother Adam, will be one of 25 bachelors competing for the affections on Ali Fedotowsky (who was on ABC’s sibling show “The Bachelor” last year).  Here is a link to coverage in the Providence Journal, here to the ABC website, and here for the Official Jay Resmini Fan Club page on Facebook. Way to go, Jay!   THE BACHELORETTE - Ali...
Posted by David Logan
05/14/2010 at 01:53 PM
I am very proud of the faculty we have built at Roger Williams—indeed, in addition to stellar academic and professional backgrounds, it is one of the most diverse and widely-published among all New England law schools. The results of Prof. Michael Yelnosky's scholarship study and faculty spotlights are available on our web site. My blog archive is an excellent resource for learning more about our excellent faculty.  For example: Professor Chung on Bankruptcy Reform Prof. Cahill Joins Justice Ginsburg at Major Symposium Prof. Elorza Appointed Judge in Housing Court The new academic year...