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16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

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16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

16th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
AUG
01
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU Law School, Bristol, RI
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AUG
04
All Day
RWU School of Law
Mandatory Orientation Day
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19
All Day
Law Clinics - Metro Center - 150 Washington St., Providence, RI
Public Interest Potluck
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05
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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07/16/2014
When I left Wake Forest for the deanship at Roger Williams in 2003, I signed a contract for 3 years, hoped to survive for 5 (the typical deanship lasts 4+ years, about the same as NFL coaches), and...

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  • October 08, 2013
    From WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "One Square Mile: Bristol, Home to the State's Only Law School" by Elisabeth Harrison  Bristol is home to the only law school in Rhode Island, at Roger Williams University. The law school is celebrating its 20th  anniversary this year. As part of Rhode Island Public Radio’s series One Square Mile looking at Bristol, education reporter Elizabeth Harrison sat down with Law School Dean, David Logan, to ask about some of the challenges the school is...
  • August 29, 2013
    Read Associated Press coverage (Boston Globe) Read Ed Fitzpatrick's column in the Providence Journal Read Rhode Island NPR coverage Read University Business coverage 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...
  • March 05, 2013
    From The Faith & Politics Indstitute: "2013 Civil Rights Pilgrimage a Great Success" Read Dean Logan's Tweets from the event. See the Facebook page for the event. Read the AP story and photos of the event. Watch a USA Today video of the event. Watch a Faith & Politics video about the meaning of the event. See a group shot of the participants. SELMA, Ala., March 4, 2013: [Dean David A. Logan, as a guest of Congressman David Cicilline, joined Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Attorney...
  • February 26, 2013
    From The Voice of Russia Radio: "BP Deepwater Trial Begins" by Victoria Mashkova    WASHINGTON, Feb 25, 2013 09:10 Moscow Time: BP's trial for the Deepwater Horizon explosion begins in New Orleans today. Voice of Russia's Victoria Mashkova talks with David A. Logan, the Dean of Roger Williams University School of Law: Logan calls the Deepwater trial "one of the most complicated cases that the United States courts have ever seen." There are actions being brought against BP by...
  • February 25, 2013
    From the New Orleans Times-Picayune: "BP oil spill trial begins Monday in New Orleans almost three years after one of the worst spills in U.S. history" by Mark Schleifstein and Richard Thompson, Staff writers February 22, 2013, updated February 25, 2013: The long-awaited civil trial against BP and its partners in the ill-fated Macondo oil well is slated to begin Monday in federal court in New Orleans, setting the stage for a three-month proceeding to assign liability potentially worth tens of...
  • January 05, 2013
    From the New Orleans TIMES-PICAUNE: "Unlike BP, Transocean likely off the hook for felony charges related to workers' deaths in 2010 Gulf spill Oil Rig Explosion" by Richard Thompson, NOLA.com January 04, 2013: Like their counterparts at BP, executives at Transocean Ltd. are likely breathing easier with the looming unknowns of civil and criminal fines and penalties now settled for their role in the massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, legal experts and industry analysts following the...
  • January 30, 2012
    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...
  • October 19, 2011
    FROM REUTERS: "RIM could face lawsuits for BlackBerry problems: Some law firms are considering breach-of-contract or consumer-fraud claims over the recent BlackBerry outage" by Moira Herbst and Alastair Sharp Outlets picking up the story include MS-NBC, NPR, the Baltimore Sun, and others. October 19, 2011: Law firms in the United States and Canada are exploring possible consumer lawsuits against Research In Motion for last week's BlackBerry outages, which for three days crippled email and...
  • October 18, 2011
    FROM WRNI, Rhode Island's NPR: "What First Amendment rights does Occupy Providence have?" by FLO JONIC Click here to read the report and listen. PROVIDENCE, RI (WRNI) - Organizers of the "Occupy Providence" movement say they plan to camp out in Burnside Park indefinitely. Providence Public safety commissioner Steven Pare says he may let go it go on for a few weeks but not a month or more. What rights do the protesters have? If the city of Providence is forced to go to court to remove protesters...
  • August 08, 2011
    From BLOOMBERG: "Artificial-Knee Suits Targeting Zimmer Now Haunt Lawyers" by Alex Nussbaum and David Voreacos The story was also picked up by the ABA JOURNAL, Indianapolis Business Journal, and others. August 8, 2011: Zimmer Holdings Inc. (ZMH), facing 78 product-liability lawsuits over its NexGen Flex artificial knees, has a rare strategy to defend the product: target lawyers representing the patients. Attorney Brett Emison, who wrote a blog post about failures in NexGen knees, got a letter...