|Fitts Praises Poritz Before She Steps Down
Penn Law paid tribute to Chief Justice Deborah Poritz
L’77 as her 10-year term on the New Jersey Supreme Court
winds down. Her term concludes in October.
At a retirement dinner last March in northern New Jersey,
Penn Law Dean Michael A. Fitts praised Poritz’ judicial independence
and courage for taking on tough issues such as gay
rights, abortion, exclusionary zoning, school financing and
same-sex marriage. He also lauded her for preserving its reputation
as one of the best state supreme courts in the country.
Poritz, the first woman to lead the New Jersey Supreme Court,
was honored at Penn Law two years ago when her portrait was
unveiled and hung in the Law School.
Co-chairs of the event this past spring were Victor Boyajian
L’85, a partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal and Pamela
Craven CW’74 L’77.