Faculty News

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    Logan on 'Marketplace of Ideas'
    Professor David Logan explains to ProJo's Ed Fitzpatrick why the "marketplace of ideas" is a classic American concept, rooted in an emphasis on individual rights.
  • PLO Trial
    Margulies on PLO Terror Trial
    Professor Peter Margulies on New York trial to determine whether PLO and Palestinian Authority should pay up to $1 billion to victims of Israeli terror attacks.
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    Logan on Possibility of BP Settlement
    Professor David Logan on whether BP's reduced fine exposure for its role in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could push the case into settlement talks.


The Honorable Stephen Erickson

The Honorable Stephen Erickson
Adjunct Professor of Law
Associate Judge, Rhode Island District Court (Retired)

The Honorable Stephen Erickson served as an Associate Judge of the Rhode Island District Court from 1990 until his retirement in 2010. While on the bench he organized and implemented the first mental health diversion program in the Rhode Island judiciary; that program has been responsible for diverting hundreds of mentally ill individuals from the regular process of the criminal justice system. Prior to his appointment to the bench, he served four terms as a Rhode Island State Representative and later served as the Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Governor of Rhode Island.