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AUCTION FEVER HITS PENN LAW

Present & Former EJF Auction Chairs: Naddeo, Andrew Morton L’00, Heine, and Edo Banach L’01
Professor Bruce Mann scores Bill Bradley’s ball

Co-chairs Dorsey Heine L’02 and Richard Naddeo L’02 spearheaded a successful effort to raise money for public interest fellowships at the 2002 Equal Justice Foundation Auction in March. Students, faculty, administrators, and dozens of guests packed Pepper Hall and Silverman Hall to take part in a silent auction and a live auction that combined raised $30,000 for student fellowships. Philadelphia attorney Richard E. Rosin C’65, L’68 was presented an award by the students in appreciation of his dedication to the success of the EJF Auction over the years. The Committee also presented recognition gifts to each of the law firms that made contributions to the Auction this year. Robert I. Toll L’66, Founder and Senior Executive of Toll Brothers Housing, returned once again as the energetic Master of Ceremonies.


SPARER SYMPOSIUM EXAMINES “SUING THE GOVERNMENT”

Nationally renowned academics convened at the Law School in March for “Suing the Government: Velazquez and Beyond,” the 21st Annual Edward V. Sparer Symposium named in memory of the former University of Pennsylvania Law School professor. The Symposium was hosted by the Public Service Program and the Public Governance Group of the Law School. In the 2000-2001 term, the Supreme Court handed down conflicting messages regarding the scope of permissible legal action against governmental entities in Board of Trustees v. Garrett, INS v. St. Cyr, Calcano-Martinez v. INS, and Legal Services Corp. v. Velazquez. Aspects of the symposium explored the function of such litigation, its effects, the extent to which it implements or distorts public policy, the permissible scope of litigation, the rule of attorneys, and judges and private parties. Presentations included “Judicial Policy Making and Litigation Against the Government,” co-presented by Professor Edward Rubin of Penn Law and Malcolm Feeley of UC Berkeley Law School; “Politics By Other Means: Suing the Government in Hopes of Controlling It” presented by assistant professor Nathaniel Persily of Penn Law; “Losing Faith: The Rehnquist Court and the Availability of the Courts for Civil Rights Plaintiffs” presented by Erwin Chemerinsky of USC Law School; “Velazquez II: Unfinished Business” presented by Burt Neuborne of NYU Law School; and “Should Courts Enforce Government Contracts?” presented by Eric Posner of the University of Chicago Law School.

 
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