Fall 1999

A Message from the Dean

A Discourse on Constitutional Law
The Journey of a Journal
On History and Heritage: John K. Castle
In Defense and Celebration of the First Amendment

Public Service at the Forefront
Lindback Adwardee: Bruce H. Mann
Snippets of History (1915 - 1951)
Celebrations: Alumni Reunion and Commencment

Faculty Notes
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam

Penn Law

Alumni Society Celebrates

On the Friday Evening that kicked-off alumni Weekend celebrations at the University and the Law School, a former Dean, Hon. Louis H. Pollak, and four Penn Law graduates were honored by the Law Alumni Society. Outgoing Law Alumni Society president Arlene Fickler L74 and Dean Colin Diver presented the awards at the inaugural Alumni Awards Reception held in the Courtyard. As noted by Fickler, "The purpose of the awards is first to recognize publicly and thank alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment and support of Penn Law. In addition, we want to spotlight the notable achievements of members of the Law School family whose careers have added luster to the reputation of Penn Law. "

The Alumni Award of Merit was presented to four graduates for noteworthy professional achievements and/or strong support of Penn Law:

Fred Blume L'66, a member of Blank, Rome, Comisky & McCauley for the past 33 years, is currently the firm's Hiring Partner and Managing Partner. On behalf of the Law School he has been a frequent member (and Chair) of the Benjamin Franklin Society, a contributor to the Colin S. Diver Distinguished Chair in Leadership, a strong supporter of the Institute for Law and Economics, and, as Firm Solicitor at Blank, Rome, has achieved 100 percent participation from Penn Law graduates. He sits on the Board of Overseers and has served as Class Agent, as National Chair for Annual Giving, and on the Boards of both the ILE and the Law Alumni Society.
Lawrence J. Fox C'65, L'68 was vice president of his class, class agent after graduation, and chaired his 25th and 30th Reunion Committees. A partner and litigation specialist at Drinker Biddle & Reath, he is the Law School's Firm Solicitor for Law Annual Giving. He served on the Law School's Board of Overseers, was a National Chair of Annual Giving, and has been a frequent member of the Benjamin Franklin Society. A member of the American Bar Association's Ethics 2000 Commission, he is former chair of the ABKs Standing Committee on Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and the ABKs liaison to the ALI's Advisors Group for its Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers. Author of a book on legal ethics, he has been an instructor at Penn Law and lecturer in ethics at numerous universities.

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