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

Raymond K. Denworth, Jr. 61 (1932-1999)
Raymond K. Denworth, Jr. 61 died of a heart attack in August 1999 while vacationing in Maine. Mr. Denworth joined Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1961 and retired from the firm in 1997 when he took of counsel status. He specialized in complex bankruptcies and securities litigation. In 1967, Mr. Denworth took a leave of absence from the firm to serve as Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia for one year. In the early 1970s, he represented the outside directors in class action suits stemming from the collapse of the Penn Central Railroad. After graduating from Wesleyan University in 1954 he served four years as a fighter pilot in the Navy serving with the Sixth and Second Fleets. He continued with the Navy in reserve duty, flying jet fighter planes until 1974. He served as articles editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and graduated magna cum laude in 1961. Mr. Denworth served on the Law Schools Board of Overseers, and was a firm solicitor for the Law Annual Giving fund. He is survived by his wife, Joanne R. Denworth 63, two children, and a grandson. Henry W. Sawyer was an antitrust defense lawyer, and former managing partner and head of litigation at Drinker Biddle & Reath from which he retired in 1988. Sawyer argued three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that earned him a reputation as an eloquent advocate for civil rights. Two of those cases led to landmark rulings in the definition of the boundaries between church and state.
Sir Leon K. Radzinowicz (1906-1999)
A Law School Overseer from 1978-82, Sir Leon K. Radzinowicz died in December 1999 at his home in Haverford, Pennsylvania. An expert in criminology who was given credit for playing a leading role in establishing the field as an academic discipline, Sir Leon lectured and visited as a faculty member throughout the world, including at the University of Pennsylvania from 1970-73. In 1959 he founded the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University, England. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1970.
Henry W. Sawyer III C40, L47 (1918-1999)
In the 1950s, Mr. Sawyer represented nine officials of a local Communist Party who were accused of un-American activities. In the 1960 U.S. v. Deutch decision, he obtained a reversal of a contempt of Congress conviction for a physicist, Bernard Deutch, who testified before a Congressional committee about Communist affiliations but refused to inform on others. In 1963, in Schempp v. Abington School District, the Supreme Court held in an 8-to-1 decision that state-ordered recitation of the Lords Prayer and Bible readings in public school classrooms were unconstitutional but that religion could be taught as an academic subject. In 1971, in Lemon v. Kurtzman, in which Mr. Sawyer represented several nonprofit groups and individuals in Pennsylvania, the Court, in an 8-to-0 decision, set forth a three-part test for deciding whether a law or government program that conferred a benefit on religion passed muster under the First Amendment which says that there can be no state-established religion.
Mr. Sawyer began his law studies at Penn in 1940, but left after one year to serve a five-year term in the U.S. Navy, where he rose to the level of Lt. Commander. He returned to Penn Law, served as managing editor of the Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude in 1946. He joined Drinker Biddle & Reath in 1948, and served as a commander with the U.S. Arctic Expedition for the Korean War in 1951. He then served in the U.S. Department of State from 1951 to 1953. He died from lung cancer at the age of 80 in August 1999. Mr. Sawyer was remembered in The University of Pennsylvania Law Review (148 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1) by his colleagues and friends Judge Louis Pollak, Judge Stewart Dalzell W65, L69, Hon. William T. Coleman, Jr., and Hon. Arlin M. Adams L47, HON 98.