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My goal is to be on top of the media in the courtroom where I’m in trial. The coverage in the media may affect the delivery of justice to my client.

NICHOLAS J. NASTASI L’67

Reunion events continued on Saturday with an Alumni/Faculty panel on “Law and Pop Culture” which offered the morning audience an extra jolt of caffeine delivered from the energetic and personable panelists. Dean Fitts moderated the discussion that featured Henry Schleiff C’70, L’73, Chief Executive Officer and CEO of Court TV: “The law gives you the opportunity to see human conflict. It’s the opportunity to view raw human emotions. You can tell an inspiring story. There is nothing that gives you a better foundation for drama.” Lisa Scottoline C’77, L’81, author of eight legal thrillers including The Vendetta Defense (2000): “Every book I write asks ‘What is justice?’ It’s a question everyone asks and everyone has an answer. This week people at the bus stops are talking about the delay in Timothy McVeigh’s execution and the process of discovery – ‘what papers should the FBI have turned over?’” Nicholas J. Nastasi L’67, Philadelphia trial attorney: “My goal is to be on top of the media in the courtroom where I’m in trial. The coverage in the media may affect the delivery of justice to my client.” And, Assistant Professor of Law Peter Huang who teaches “Law and Pop Culture” at the Law School: “I began wondering about the emotional reasons why people apply to law school. What do they think lawyers are? Ally McBeal? The Paper Chase? L.A. Law? Pop culture appeals to our passions and the law appeals to our minds.” Festivities continued through the day with a family picnic and through the night at dinners held in the Law School complex and in Center City Philadelphia.

 
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