Dean of Rogers Williams University Law School Stepping Down

Aug 30, 2013

After serving an unprecedented 11 years as the dean of Roger Williams University Law School, David Logan, is stepping down.

After serving as dean for 11 years, David Logan will step down at the end of the 2014 academic year.
Credit Elisabeth Harrison / RIPR

Logan came to the school in 2003 to assume the deanship after teaching law at Wake Forest University School of Law North Carolina.

During his tenure Logan says he is most proud of improving the Roger Williams pass rate for the Bar exam.

“Bar Pass is the only objective marker you have for the quality of your graduates, and so we were in the 50’s and 60’s percent rate, and were in the high 70’s low 90’s now, so that means we’ve really put together a good program," said Logan.

Logan was also happy with the amount of hands-on learning the school now provides its students.

He added that the new dean will face a new set of challenges.

“The pool of applicants for law school has dropped dramatically in the couple three years, so trying to right size your program and have it match up with the size of your program is an ongoing challenge.”

Despite dropping numbers, Logan points to the growing diversity of the student body at Roger Williams.

He will continue to teach as a professor at the Law School after he steps down next spring.

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