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What is it about the television business that attracts lawyers? Maybe it's the chance to mug for the camera. Or the opportunity to open a window on the world. Or the promise of big money. Or maybe, just maybe, it's the grand lure of show business, with its deals, celebrity, and buzz. Whatever it is, legal training imparts cool analytical abilities that work well in a hot medium, as the six alumni whose profiles follow have discovered.

See article: Made For TV

Made for TV
Turn on the TV today and there’s a mind-boggling array of choices on a growing number of channels. Sounds like the legal profession. Today, a legal degree opens the door to manifold opportunities. One such opportunity is television, home to a surprising number of attorneys, including Penn Law alums Henry Schleiff, Mark Haines, Renee Chenault-Fattah, Henry Hoberman, and Matthew Apfel. Television’s hurly-burly immediacy steered them away from traditional law practice, providing a perfect forum to channel their skills.

Law School is One-Stop Shop for Clerkships
You conquered law school and aced the bar exam. Now you wonder what to do next. May we suggest clerking? Penn Law has been quietly ramping up its effort to place more students and alumni in positions with state and federal judges. Those who take the school up on that offer report that the benefits of clerking are priceless, and definitely worth the investment in time.

In Career-Defining Case, Adelman Put Hinckley away
Roger Adelman never sought the limelight. It found him. After nailing a congressman in the Abscam probe, this straight-talking prosecutor was assigned to bring to justice John Hinckley. That assignment brought him face-to- face with President Reagan and his inner ring of advisors. Oh, what tales he could tell, if only Adelman weren’t so upright, professional and discreet. Come to think of it, that’s what makes him a trusted Washington counselor today — he’s never bigger than the case.

At Reunion, Sadler Flashes Back 40 Years
Even Rip Van Winkle may not have recognized his neighbors after 40 years. But Blair Sadler managed quite well to put a name to the face when he returned to Reunion in May. He had a blast with former classmates. No longer does he have to wonder: Where are they now?

IN LIGHT OF the catastrophic damage caused by Hurrican Katrina, the Law School has temporarily adopted 13 area students who attend Tulane Law School. The students are at Penn Law as visiting guests for the fall semester in the hope that they can return to their home institutions in the spring without disruption of their legal education.

These students will continue to pay tuition and fees to their home schools and will not be asked to pay tuition to Penn Law. Also, the Law School is allowing faculty and staff interested in serving as volunteers in the affected region to take up to three weeks of paid leave. Finally, student groups have formed a committee, in conjunction with the Law School, to organize fund-raising efforts.

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