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

Symposium
Faculty Notes
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam

Penn Law


On National Public Radio in January, Stephen B. Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of justice, discussed the impeachment proceedings against President Clinton. He also served as a moderator and commentator at an international conference on the proposed Hague judgments convention sponsored by NYU Law School. In August 1999, he was chair of a working group at a special Salzburg Seminar on "The Personal Responsibility ofjudges," which was attended by justices from around the world. Burbank is a visiting professor at Harvard Law School for the fall and winter terms 1999-2000 and will be on sabbatical during the spring.

Jacques de Lisle, Professor of Law, continues to serve as a consultant and expert witness during litigation in U.S. courts on issues of Chinese economic law, as well as on China's human rights conditions in political asylum proceedings. At Middlebury College, for a Ford Foundation conference reexamining the relationship between development and democracy, he presented a paper titled "Chasing the God of Wealth and Evading the Goddess of Democracy: Development, Democracy and Law in China." He also presented "Montevideo Games and a Chinese Puzzle: The P.R.C., International Law and the Taiwan Questior@' at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he also addressed "The Taiwan Relations Act: Durable Agreement or Fraying Framework?" As a fellow at the Salzburg Seminar session on "East Asia-United States: A Search for Common Values," he spoke on political and legal aspects of contemporary U.S.-East Asian relations.

During the spring semester, Michael Fitts, Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law, was a visiting professor in the political science department at Swarthmore College. This summer he published two articles in separate Law Review symposia exploring "Watergate 25 Years After" and "The Future of Election Law Scholarship." In addition, he presented separate papers at a St. Louis University conference, at the American Political Science Association Convention, and at Penn Law's faculty retreat in April.


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