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Posted by David Logan
03/06/2012 at 03:12 PM
A few weeks ago, I was delighted to learn that Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has appointed a current RWU Law student, José F. Batista ’14, to the city’s Charter Review Commission. It’s an important and prestigious appointment: the nine-member Commission, which convenes only every 10 years, is charged with reviewing Providence's Home Rule Charter, or City Constitution, and making recommendations for any changes. The immediate past chairman is R. Kelly Sheridan, a partner at the leading firm Roberts, Carroll, Feldstein & Pierce in Providence. Jose (on the cover of the current edition of...
Posted by David Logan
02/23/2012 at 04:46 PM
Prof. Jorge Elorza and I are active in Latino Dollars for Scholars, the Rhode Island chapter of a national effort to provide stipends for Latinos attending college.  I had the honor of delivering the keynote address at this year’s awards banquet, and it was a great opportunity to address so many bright and ambitious young people, plus their families, friends, and supporters in the community.  I spoke on the need to improve the representation of all people of color in the legal profession, and the efforts we have made at Roger Williams Law to target the best and brightest Latinos,...
Posted by David Logan
02/17/2012 at 08:55 AM
In the span of 8 years, the Association for Public Interest Law (APIL) Auction has gone from 75 folks in jeans and sweatshirts, sitting in folding chairs in the SOL atrium, to more than 400 spiffy attendees in one of Rhode Island’s most revered venues, the ballroom on the top of the Biltmore Hotel in Providence.  And what a night it was, where students, faculty, staff, alums and many of our supporters in the legal community came out to mingle and bid on 100’s of wonderful items and packages, from north to south (vacations in a ski chalet in Vermont and a trip to Disney World),...