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NATHANIEL PERSILY Assistant Professor of Law , spoke on strategies for election reform at Georgetown Law Center in February, and hosted attorney David Boies in his Election Law class when Boies was at Penn to deliver the Irving R. Segal Lecture on Trial Advocacy in November. In coordination with the Brennan Center for Justice, Persily and 30 students in his Constitutional Law class are writing an amicus brief in support of the Bush administration’s position in Utah v. Evans concerning the Department of Commerce’s use of imputation in the 2000 Census and Utah’s subsequent loss of a congressional seat to North Carolina.


CURTIS REITZ C’51, L’56, Professor of Law ,is one of the Advisers for the American Law Institute’s project to revise the sentencing and corrections articles of the Model Penal Code. He and his son Kevin R. Reitz L’82, a professor of law at the University of Colorado, were co-reporters for an ABA Criminal Justice Standards project on Sentencing Standards in the early 1990s. He was elected a Life Member of the American Law Institute in December.

LOUIS RULLI Practice Professor of Law, presented “Attorneys’ Fees After Buckhannon” at the annual program Litigating Employment Discrimination Cases at Federal Court in December; he was selected by the Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association to serve as Consultant to the newly formed Task Force on Pro Bono, charged with holding public hearings and developing recommendations on how to improve the overall delivery of pro bono legal services to the poor in Philadelphia. Rulli co-authored an amicus brief in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of the Women’s Law Project regarding issues of statutory interpretation under Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Act. In addition, he chaired the Legislative Subcommittee of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Task Force on Legal Services to the Needy and helped draft proposed legislation that was recently introduced in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives seeking to create an access to justice fund for civil legal services to the poor.
 
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