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Broad-Based Urban Courts Subject of Symposium 1 - 2

PENN LAW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Wendell E. Pritchett contends that urban courts have far more impact on lives than the Supreme Court. Yet, he says, these trial courts “get far too little attention.”

But that was not the case last September, when lawyers, judges, scholars, and court administrators came to Philadelphia to lead a far-ranging discussion on issues confronting urban courts.

At the Urban Courts Symposium, where Pritchett moderated a discussion on consumer protection, participants tackled criminal justice, media coverage, problem-solving in drug courts, and race and gender bias. The Symposium was co-sponsored by Penn Law and the Philadelphia Bar Association.

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