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Bruce I. Kogan

Bruce I. Kogan
Professor of Law

LL.M., Georgetown University
J.D., Dickinson
B.A., Syracuse University


As an instructor of Dispute Resolution, Professor Bruce Kogan and his students work with the Rhode Island court system by providing alternatives to litigation.  In addition to Dispute Resolution, Professor Kogan teaches Property and Trusts and Estates.

Active in the Rhode Island legal community, Professor Kogan serves as one of the co-founders for the first non-profit organization for mediators in the state, The Rhode Island Mediators Association.  He also serves as an advisory board member at the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island and is active with the New England Chapter of the Association for Conflict Resolution.  Professor Kogan served as an appellate attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice and then practiced law for almost ten years in Pennsylvania with the law firm Kogan & Smigel.  His practice concentrated on taxation, business and estate planning, for-profit and non-profit corporations, and real estate.  He is a founding member of Roger Williams Law faculty, and has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean. 

Professor Kogan earned his B.A. from Syracuse University, his J.D. cum laude from Dickinson School of Law, and his LL.M. from Georgetown University. 

Selected Publications


“Disciplinary Issues and Ethics for Divorce and Family Lawyers,” in A Practical Guide to Divorce in Rhode Island, edited by Sandra H. Smith and Deborah Miller Tate (Boston: MCLE New England, 2009)


Chief Justice Joseph R. Weisberger's Page of History, 6 Roger Williams University Law Review 501 (2001) (with Cheryl L. Robertson)

The Asthmatic Worker and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 82 Medicine and Health Rhode Island 259 (1999)

The Taxation of Prizes and Awards ‑ Tax Policy Winners and Losers, 63 Washington Law Review 257 (1988)

The Price Is Right ‑ Or Else:  Congress' Efforts To Eliminate Tax Cheating In Appraisals Of Value, 5 Virginia Tax Review 59 (1985)