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Bristol, R.I., Aug. 29, 2013 – As Roger Williams University School of Law begins a new year – and its 20th anniversary celebration – the dean who has led the school for half its existence announced today that he will step down at the conclusion of the academic year and return to teaching full-time.
David A. Logan has headed RWU...
BRISTOL, R.I., August 6, 2013 – Further expanding its already strong commitment to delivering a rigorous and marketable legal education, Roger Williams University School of Law has introduced two key initiatives: a new experiential learning center, and an explicit guarantee that students will get the hands-on training essential to success in today’s market.
The recently launched Feinstein Center for Pro Bono and Experiential Education will be RWU Law’s flagship for coordinating experiential...
From the ABA JOURNAL: "Immigration Law Raises a Unique Mix of Ethics Issues for Lawyers" by G. M. Filisko
March 1, 2012: Immigration law isn’t necessarily a haven for unscrupulous practitioners. But it often seems that way, say lawyers in the field. Generally, state disciplinary agencies don’t track complaints and actions against lawyers on the basis of their fields of practice. “Like every other board of professional responsibility, most of our complaints are related to criminal or domestic...
From the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE: A new feature called the "One-Page Magazine", comprised of very short items, including one-sentence book reviews, noted the following:
"Buckley, by Carl T. Bogus: How liberals should write about conservatives."
For the full NEW YORK TIMES review of Professor Bogus's book, click here.
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "What would Roger Williams have done?" by Ed Fitzpatrick
January 29, 2012: What would Roger Williams have thought about the prayer banner at Cranston High School West?
[...] David A. Logan -- dean of the state's only law school, which is at a university named for Roger Williams -- said Ahlquist fits into a tradition of courageous plaintiffs, exemplified by "the lonely pamphleteer," who adopt a minority viewpoint, face ostracism...
From MSNBC: "CEOs rake in huge sums when their companies go bankrupt" by Martha C. White
Jan. 27, 2012: When companies go bankrupt, the misery is shared among many: Bond holders are wiped out, retirees see their pensions and benefits vanish, and employees lose their jobs.
But some feel no pain at all: CEOs and other top executives of companies that go through Chapter 11 receive robust compensation in the form of salary, stock grants and other benefits.
In some cases, they earn even more money...
From MASSACHUSETTS LAWYERS WEEKLY: "New Bedford, Gloucester sue to stop ‘illegal’ fishing rules" by Dan McDonald
January 19th, 2012: Two iconic Massachusetts fishing ports are in court battling federal regulations that they say are economically crippling their communities and undoing a New England way of life that has spanned generations.
The regulations are intended to keep fish stocks healthy, but the plaintiffs, including the cities of New Bedford and Gloucester, claim they were...
From the ABA Journal: "Unknown Knowns: Torture Suits Against Rumsfeld May Revive a 40-Year-Old Liability Case" by Leslie A. Gordon
Feb 1, 2012 - Asked in 2002 whether there was any evidence that Iraq had supplied terrorists with weapons of mass destruction, then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld famously opined: “As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say, we know there are some things we do not know. But there are...
From GOLOCALPROV: "Cranston Prayer Controversy: What will it Cost?" by Patricia Resende
CRANSTON, R.I., January 21, 2012 - The debate over whether to remove a prayer banner from the auditorium at Cranston West High School has sparked controversy, and one factor in that debate is just how much time and money taxpayers and officials are willing to spend to prove their point.
The lawsuit was brought by the Rhode Island Local Affiliate of American Civil Liberties Union against the Cranston School...
From the PROVIDENCE JOURNAL: "R.I. lawyers urge action on Guantanamo detainees: Their former client is among the last being held at detention camp in Cuba" by Katie Mulvaney, Journal Staff Writer
PROVIDENCE, Jan. 15, 2012 –– Northern Alliance forces captured Mullah Norullah Noori in 2001, after a days-long battle in Northern Afghanistan. Ten years later, Noori remains one of 171 men still held by the United States in a detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. [...] His former lawyers, Patricia A...