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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
11/25/2013 at 12:14 PM
I am pleased to announce that one of the young stars of the RWU Law faculty, Michael Burger, has received recognition for his excellent writing. Michael was recently awarded the Penny Pether Award for Law and Language Scholarship for his article "Environmental Law/Environmental Literature" in the leading journal Ecology Law Review. The award was presented at West Coast Rhetoric Scholarship Workshop at UNLV’s Boyd School of Law. It should be no surprise that Michael would be recognized for his excellent writing: in addition to his exceptional academic performance at Columbia Law School, and...
Posted by David Logan
11/22/2013 at 12:06 PM
One of the most active student groups on campus is the Military Law Society (MILLAW), and two recent events underscored their high visibility in the building. The first was a career panel, cosponsored by MILLAW, the Maritime Law Society, and our Office of Career Development, which brought to campus military lawyers from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.  Joining the panel was a representative from the Department of the Navy’s Defense Institute of International Legal Studies (DIILS). Students were exposed to the different areas of law that each branch focuses on and...
Posted by David Logan
11/19/2013 at 02:39 PM
After a career working for a nuclear defense manufacturing company, Jenna Wims Hashway’s father died from lung cancer.  Now his daughter has taken steps to shine a light on the health issues associated with the industry and the federal program designed to help those workers and their families. Here is a link to the initial story, published in the September/October RI Bar Journal and here is a link to the front page story that appeared in the Attleboro Sun Chronicle. Hashway was valedictorian of the RWU Law class of 2011 and is currently serving as law clerk to the Chief Justice of the...
Posted by David Logan
11/14/2013 at 11:22 AM
The Clark Moot Court Competition is the flagship internal competition at RWU Law, and we are proud of the long tradition of having the final round judged by not just real judges, but by the entire Rhode Island Supreme Court. This year was a special treat, as the Court hosted the competition in its beautiful formal courtroom. And the Court and a standing room only audience were treated to a terrific final round, pitting Dan Reilly, representing a woman seeking asylum, against the United States government, represented by Sydney Kirsch. The student advocates were remarkably well prepared,...
Posted by David Logan
11/08/2013 at 02:42 PM
Perfect weather and numerous activities marked Alumni Weekend 2013, part of our 20th anniversary celebration. Below are pictures from… • A reception at Aidan’s, hosted by our own Betty Anne Waters (’98) • “Founding Fathers (and Mothers)” program, and the unveiling of a new plaque in our atrium, honoring our founders, deans, and transformational philanthropists • a cruise on Narragansett Bay • a RWU WaterFire, that brought out the stars, and • our annual Law Alumni Golf Tournament, with 100% of the proceeds going to scholarships for students.
Posted by David Logan
11/05/2013 at 04:43 PM
We are very proud of the leadership of our students, who enrich the academic atmosphere of RWU Law beyond the classroom, and I decided to pick this week as just an example. From Suing the NCAA to the Nuremburg Trials, and from Environmental Law to Health Law and Business Law, students have their horizons broadened by discussions on topical issues, from experts in the field. Events Schedule: SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW SOCIETY On Wednesday, November 6th at 1:00PM in room 30, Tim Cohane will return to RWU Law to talk about his experiences of going up against the N.C.A.A. in ruthless litigation...
Posted by David Logan
10/31/2013 at 10:45 AM
Last week's Student/Faculty Jeopardy faceoff saw a few firsts. The first first was the inaugural appearance of a team representing RWU alumni. The second first was having all the teams in contention, and well into positive territory, going into a thrilling Final Jeopardy. And, the most important first: the first time a team has won back-to-back trophies. Thanks to the folks from the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for the hard work necessary to pull off the event and to all the competitors, especially the team representing the class of 2015, for coming out on top for the second year in a...
Posted by David Logan
10/29/2013 at 01:02 PM
Our Office of Career Development sponsored a recent program on what it takes to land a career in Sports Law, and the paths three distinguished lawyers took to get there.  The speakers were: Donald Gralnek, Former General Counsel of Sharks Sports and Entertainment, San Jose Sharks (National Hockey League), Katherine Sulentic (RWU Law ’09), Assistant Director of Enforcement, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and Augusto “Cookie” Rojas, General Sales Manager, and PawSox Baseball Club. While in law school, Augusto Rojas decided to speak with a wrestling coach to learn more about the...
Posted by David Logan
10/23/2013 at 04:07 PM
We are proud of our long-standing affiliation with the Rhode Island Association for Justice and the closeness of that relationship was on display at the group’s recent gala. Outgoing President Anthony Leone (RWU Law ‘97) passed the baton to the new President Pat Jones, a member of the RWU Law Board of Directors (and co-chair of our 20th Anniversary Honorary Committee). Among the honorees was United States District Judge Jack McConnell ("Judicial Merit Award"), who has served as a Roger Williams University Trustee, and Congressman Jim Langevin ("Legislative Achievement Award"), who was a...
Posted by David Logan
10/21/2013 at 02:02 PM
They say “it’s a small world,” and an email I recently received proves that adage…. Luis Mancheno, RWU Law class of 2013, was just settling into his new job at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Arizona, when he came across a proudly-displayed poster for the movie Conviction. Here’s the connection: the movie recounts the gripping story of RWU Law grad Betty Anne Waters (class of 1998, and now a globe-trotting emissary for human rights), who devoted her life (including going to law school), to freeing her wrongfully-convicted brother.  http://law.rwu.edu/story/usa-today...