|Middle Eastern Women Receive American-Style Leadership Training
BY LARRY TEITELBAUM
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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.