Spring 2000

Fall 1999

A Message from the Dean

Cities at the Horizon
Communities at the Horizon
Eastward from Our Horizon: U.S., China & Russia
Beyond the Horizon: Innovation and Technology

ILE Lecture: Charles A. Heimbold, Jr. L'60
Profile: Richard E. Rosin L'68
Profile: Pamela Daley L'79
Profile: Professor Jason Johnston
Profile: Howard Chang
Profile: Robert A. Gorman
Oral Legal History Project

Snippets of History
Faculty Notes
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam

Penn Law

In September 1999, President Clinton appointed David Berger C’32, L’36 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. Mr. Berger is Chairman and President of Berger & Montague, P.C.

Memorial Prize Established

The Kanter Family Foundation has established an endowed prize for legal writing in memory of Lipman “Lippy” Redman C’38, L’41. Redman, who passed away in 1997, was a founding partner of the distinguished Washington law firm of Melrod, Redman & Gartlan. He specialized in tax law and was a former chief of the American Bar Association Tax Section. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review in his student years, and as an alumnus served the Law School as a member of the Board of Overseers, acted as class agent and actively participated in numerous fundraising efforts on behalf of the Law School.

Honoring Excellence in the Profession

Harris Ominsky L’56, a partner at Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley LLP, was presented with the Philadelphia Bar Association’s first “Good Deed” Award by the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Real Property Section at the Annual Meeting in November. This award will be given annually to honor excellence in the practice of law and legal education. He also led a Commercial Leasing Roundtable Meeting for the Section of Real Property, Probate & Trust Law at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association in Atlanta, Georgia. He spoke on “Tenants’ Rights to Assign Commercial Leases in Bankruptcy.”

Richard A. Sprague L’53, a named partner with Sprague & Sprague, was named in Philadelphia Magazine’s Power 100 as the 25th most powerful person in Philadelphia.

S. Gerald Litvin L’54, a leading authority on Pennsylvania tort law and the founder of the Academy of Advocacy, was honored as the first recipient of the Third Circuit American Inns of Court Professionalism Award. This award was founded to promote civility, professionalism, ethics and legal excellence.

Stanford Shmukler W’51, L’54, a noted criminal defense attorney, was included in the Marquis publication of Who’s Who in America, 2000 Millenium Edition.

William A. Whiteside, Jr. L’54, a partner of Fox Rothschild O’Brien & Frankel, LLP, has been appointed by Mayor John Street to serve on the City Work Force Committee in Philadelphia. This committee was created to advise Street with respect to the City’s work force and its wages, and benefits and working conditions as they relate to the upcoming collective bargaining situations with various city organizations.

Peter J. Liacouras L’56 stepped down as president of Temple University after nearly two decades of service to the school.

In August, E. Norman Veasey L’57 Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, was installed as the president of the Conference of Chief Justices at the organization’s annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia. He intends to focus on federal mandates to state courts and “best practices” for case management through administration, proper facilities and court administration.

John T. Mulligan L’59 presented a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Continuing Legal Education Seminar in Media, Pennsylvania. The topic was “The Law of Eminent Domain and Regulatory Takings in Pennsylvania.”

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