A Message from the Dean
Mission Iraq
A 1L Odyssey, Part 2
Isabelle Johnston Bids Farewell
Gloria Watts, Beloved Registrar, Gets Big Send-Off
The Brief
Graduation / Reunion
The Board of Overseers
Faculty News & Publications
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam
Announcing Eleven Philanthropic Gifts 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6

TERRI SOLOMON TOPAZ L’79 has made a substantial gift to the annual giving fund. A partner at Littler Mendelson in New York, Ms. Solomon Topaz has nearly 25 years of experience practicing employment and labor law. Previously, she was partner at Grotta, Glassman & Hoffman in New York and counsel at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, also in New York. She frequently lectures on employment and labor law, and is author of numerous articles on employment-related topics. She serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the New York State Bar Association. Ms. Solomon Topaz chaired her class’ 25th reunion at Penn Law.

WEIL GOTSHAL AND MANGES, one of the world’s largest and most prominent law firms, recently made a gift to establish a scholarship fund that will assist up to four first-year law students. The gift was facilitated by R. Bruce Rich L’73, a partner of the firm who is on the Law School’s Board of Overseers. The New York-headquartered firm employs more than 1,100 attorneys in 18 offices around the world, and is a leader in providing international legal services. Among its recent kudos, Weil Gotshal and Manges was named “US Private Equity Law Firm of the Year” and “France Law Firm of the Year” at the Chambers Global 2004 Awards in London, and was a finalist for The American Lawyer’s 2004 Litigation Department of the Year.

A FOUNDATION has made an anonymous $1 million gift to the general endowment fund. The gift was facilitated by a member of the class of 1964.
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