Spring 2001 | Fall 2000

A Message from the Dean

Our Sesquicentennial Celebration
Election 2000 in Retrospect
Like Father, Like Daughter: Rebecca Lieberman L’97
A Case Study in Pro Bono Public Service
A Legal Thriller:
Lisa Scottoline L '81

The Master Builder Retires: Professor Elizabeth S. Kelly

The Board of Overseers
Philanthropy
Symposium
Faculty Notes
Alumni Briefs
In Memoriam

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Penn Law

Stephen B. Burbank

Stephen B. Burbank, David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice, and a member of the Executive and Editorial committees of the American Judicature Society, authored editorials for two recent issues of Judicature, the Society’s journal. The first called for “Economic Independence for Federal Judges,” while the second highlighted questions about the Supreme Court’s certiorari jurisdiction, some of which came in focus because of Bush v. Gore. Both before and after the Court’s decision in that case, Burbank was consulted by the media about the role of the judiciary in the election, and he appeared on an NPR program devoted to that subject. Together with Barry Friedman of NYU Law School, Burbank conceived and organized an interdisciplinary conference on judicial independence “Judicial Independence at the Crossroads: Developing an Interdisciplinary Research Agenda” held at Penn Law School in March 2001, the fruits of which will be published as a book next fall.


Howard F. Chang

Howard F. Chang, Professor of Law, presented “A Liberal Theory of Social Welfare: Fairness, Utility, and the Pareto Principle” at seminars at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute in August 2000 and at Harvard Law School in December. He was a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School during the Winter term in January. Professor Chang has also organized a panel on international lawfor the annual meeting of the American Law and Economics Association in May 2001.

 

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