David Logan graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1977 and practiced in Washington, D.C., where he represented Native American clients and was on brief in Havens Realty v. Coleman, 455 U.S. 363, which upheld the use of testers to prove housing discrimination.
He joined the faculty at Wake Forest University School of Law in 1981, where he taught until 2003, when he became Dean at Roger Williams University School of Law. During his deanship he won recognition from the AALS, the NAACP, and RI Legal Services for his commitment to pro bono education and diversifying the legal profession. He returned to the RWU faculty in 2014 and since has served as a Visiting Prorfessor at the Florida State College of Law and the University of Arizona School of Law.
He has published widely, primarily on the intersection of Tort Law and the First Amendment, and has served as an Adviser to the the ALI Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional Harm and Defamation & Privacy Projects.