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THE ANNENBERG FOUNDATION recently made a grant to endow a faculty chair honoring Judge Arlin M. Adams. The professorship, to be called the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law, is an expression of high regard for the Honorable Arlin M. Adams and all of his judicial and public service accomplishments. The Foundation’s predecessor organization was created in 1958 by the late Walter H. Annenberg, an editor, publisher, broadcaster, diplomat and distinguished philanthropist. Lenore Annenberg succeeded her husband as chairman and president of the Foundation in 2002.

Judge Adams is counsel at Philadelphia-based Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis. He has had a long and distinguished career on the bench and in public service, having spent 18 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and three years as secretary of public welfare for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He also served five years as an independent counsel investigating the U.S.Department of Housing and Urban Development. Judge Adams was editor-in-chief of the Penn Law Review and is a former chairman of Penn Law’s Board of Overseers. In addition, he is a trustee emeritus and received an honorary degree from the University in 1998. He has also served as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and President of the American Judicature Society. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1981 as well as the James Wilson Award from the Law Alumni Society in 2001. He also lectured at the Law School for twenty-two years. He is past president of the American Philosophical Society and the author of numerous law review articles and a case book on constitutional law. In 1997, Judge Adams received the Philadelphia Award for service to the community and in 1999 the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Gold Medal Award.

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