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Middle Eastern Women Receive American-Style Leadership Training
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A highlight was a visit to the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, where the Middle Eastern women had impromptu discussions with nearly 30 federal judges about the differences between the legal systems in their countries and America. Call it comparative law on the fly.

The women were astonished by the judges' independence. Huda Attiga, an associate at a law firm in Jordan, was also struck by the number of women on the bench. Among the judges at the luncheon were Cynthia M. Rufe, Norma L. Shapiro, L'51, Petrese B. Tucker, Anita B. Brody, Mary A. McLaughlin, L'76, and Gene E.K. Pratter, L'75 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Doris K. Sloviter, L'56, and Marjorie O. Rendell, CW'69 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
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