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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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08/15/2013 at 03:16 PM
The last issue of the RWU Law magazine contained a picture of my bobblehead collection and offered a prize to the entrant with who identified the largest number. Here is the picture and below that is the answer key.   1.     Mick Jagger2.     Elwood Blues (“The Blues Brothers”)/ Dan Akroyd3.     Jake Blues (“The Blues Brothers”)/John Belushi4.     Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg5.     Peter Griffin (“Family Guy”)6.     Mayor Vincent “Buddy” Cianci7.     Grandpa Munster/ Al Lewis8....
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08/09/2013 at 04:54 PM
Marek Bute '05 was named one of the U.S.’s Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by the National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Bar Association, an affiliate of the ABA.  (LGBT Attorneys Full Listing here) Marek is an associate at Snell & Wilmer, Las Vegas, Nevada. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, construction, foreclosure and collection, insurance, and sports and entertainment. Marek is local counsel for Lambda Legal and co-counsel for O’Melveney & Meyers on the landmark Nevada Marriage Equality case Sevcik v. Sandoval, challenging Nevada’s ban on same-sex...
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07/25/2013 at 02:59 PM
  A session with Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court of the United States A visit from retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the Supreme Court of the United States The final round of our Clark Moot Court Competition, held in the Rhode Island Supreme Court A Waterfire  Jan Schlichtman (A Civil Action) will deliver the Santoro Lecture Faculty vs. Student Jeopardy A celebration of the 50th anniversary of New York Times v. Sullivan, keynoted by Judge Robert Sack (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) A symposium on whether the...
Posted by David Logan
07/22/2013 at 12:15 PM
With the start of a new school year less than a month away, I wanted to highlight two signature events hosted by RWU Law.  The first is the fundraiser for our unique Pro Bono Collaborative http://law.rwu.edu/pbc.  The event garnered attention from Providence Business News (http://law.rwu.edu/story/pbn-pro-bono-collaborative-reception), which noted that the “yearly event raises funds to provide legal services for low-income citizens in Rhode Island by connecting some of the state’s larger law firms with community organizations in need of legal aid.” From among the hundred-plus...
Posted by David Logan
07/15/2013 at 10:15 AM
I reported last year that RWU Law students praise the quality of instruction that they receive. http://law.rwu.edu/blog/student-satisfaction-their-rwu-law-faculty-remains-high The most recent set of student evaluations (rated on a 1-5 score, with 4 being “very good” and 5 “excellent”) is consistent: 1L courses (Contracts, Civ Pro, Property, Torts, and Legal Methods): average of above 4.3 Upper level required courses: average of above 4.0 Experiential Learning: average above 4.8 (with our new In-House Counsel Clinical Externship earning a perfect score of 5.0!). This data confirms that RWU...
Posted by David Logan
07/03/2013 at 01:25 PM
What a beautiful day! With happy graduates, and proud family, friends, and faculty, we celebrated Commencement 2013.   We were especially honored that we were joined by Morris Dees, the legendary Civil Rights lawyer and one of the top judges in Rhode Island, Alice Gibney.  Congratulations graduates!                         Directors Stephen Prignano, Judge Will Smith, and Justice Frank Flaherty President Farish, Honorary Degree Recipients Morris Dees and Alice Gibney,...
Posted by David Logan
06/27/2013 at 11:32 AM
It’s no secret that our graduates are having a significant impact on the region’s legal culture. But three recent alumni appointments – all focused on serving the larger legal and general community – are worth singling out. Lorraine Lalli ’01: Judicial Nominating Commission Lorraine Lalli is RWU Law’s Assistant Dean of Students.  A magna cum laude graduate of Spelman College, where she was Phi Beta Kappa, Lorraine received her J.D., also magna cum laude, from RWU Law in 2001. As a law student, she won numerous awards for academic excellence, and served as President of the Multicultural...
Posted by David Logan
06/20/2013 at 05:21 PM
One signature event at RWU Law is the 3L reception held at the beautiful Glen Manor Estate, with its sweeping views of the Sakonnet River. Here are some pics from that fun evening for students, faculty, and staff.                        
Posted by David Logan
06/18/2013 at 05:23 PM
I look forward to working closely with the new crop of leaders of our flagship student organizations, the Roger Williams Moot Court Board and the Roger Williams Law Review.  It is truly a terrific group of future lawyers. Moot Court Board (2012-14) Row 1:  Alisha Perry (President), Brooklin Eleoff, Alyse Galoski, Jennifer Fournier, Amanda Lawton, Joshua Xavier, and Paige MunroRow 2:  Stephanie DeLuca, Leah Miraldi, Kaela Jalbert, Jose Batista, Christopher McNally, Jeffrey Sheehan (Vice-President), and Leticia TavaresRow 3:  Nicole Verdi, Chet Jackson, Thomas Pagliarini,...
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06/12/2013 at 10:37 AM
One tradition at RWU Law is that the deans and faculty host a party for the 1Ls immediately after a milestone:  the completion of their 1L exams.  Faculty, staff and students gather at popular hangout Jacky's Galaxie for drinks and food and celebration.  Here are some pics from this year's installment for the great class of 2015. Yay Section A! Way to Go Section B! Congratulations Section C!