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

Arthur W. (Terry) Lefco L'71, a member of Cozen & O'Connor, specializes in litigation. From 1995-97, he served as President of the Law Alumni Society, where he now sits ex officio on the Society's Board of Managers. The Chair of his Penn Law 25th Reunion Committee, he is an active and enthusiastic volunteer for Annual Giving, and has been a regular member of the Benjamin Franklin Society. A judge pro-temp for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, earlier this year he was admitted to the American Law institute, whose select membership analyzes, evaluates, modifies, and codifies American law.
Mark G. Yudof C'65, L'68 is currently President of the University of Minnesota, and a former Dean of the University of Texas at Austin Law School, a former Executive Vice President and Provost of the University of Texas at Austin, and a member of the American Law Institute. He has written six books, one of which won the Meritorious Book Award from the American Society of Legal Writers on Legal Subjects. Among his other awards are one for teaching excellence, a Certificate of Merit from the American Bar Association, as well as citations from the Chicano Law Students Association, the Thurgood Marshall Legal Society, and the Anti-Defamation League. An authority on school finance, he has also written widely on school desegregation and property taxes. Mark is a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society, he has long been fiercely dedicated to the principles for which Penn Law stands.

The LAS Distinguished Service Award, in recognition of loyal support of the Law School and its programs, went to the Honorable Louis H. Pollak, Judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and formerly a Dean of Penn Law. As noted by Dean Diver, "Even though Lou attended institutions other than the University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate and law degrees, he can be forgiven. What he has done since, for both the Law School and the profession, has more than compensated for this inexplicable lapse in Judgment.' Starting his career as clerk to Justice Rutledge of the U.S. Supreme Court and as special assistant to United States Ambassador-at-Large Philip C. Jessup, he also practiced with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and as assistant counsel to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers.

For 19 years he was a professor at Yale Law School (constitutional law had been his prime focus), serving as its dean from 1965 to 1970. In 1974 he began teaching at Penn Law and became dean in 1975, serving until President Carter appointed him district Judge in 1978. He has sat on that bench for the past 21 years. During this time, he has faithfully supported Penn Law and has written chapters of books, scores of articles, and the two-volume Constitution and the Supreme Court.- A Documentary History. Since 1978 he has been a council member of the American Law Institute, and for seven years served as vice president of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

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