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1979 Fall

The Honorable Edmund B. Spaeth, Jr., Superior Court of Pennsylvania, delivers this year’s message to the Philadelphia Chapter of The Order of the Coif. His address was entitled “Beyond Legal Reasoning;” a transcript of the talk is published in this issue.
Also in this issue:

  • Law Alumni Society, 1979-80, a list of Officers, Managers, Ex-Officio Members, past Presidents, and regional Law Alumni Clubs
  • Morgan McClintock, LL.M.’79, recollects his experience as an LL.M.
  • “Agenda for the “New Law School”” by Professor Louis B. Schwartz
  • “Law in an Islamic State: The Iranian Equation” by Dr. Ann Elizabeth Mayer, L’75

1979 Summer

Reprinted in this issue is an article titled “Beyond Mere Competence” by Professor A. Leo Levin, L’42. The article originally appeared in a special legal–education symposium issue of the Brigham Young University Law Review. It was one of six scholarly commentaries which followed G. Gordon Gee and Donald W. Jackson’s ambitious research into legal education and lawyer competency.
Also in this issue:

  • Law Alumni Day and Commencement 1979 covered
  • Professor John O. Honnold is interviewed

1979 Spring

A chapter titled “The Challenge of Administrative Legitimacy,” from James O. Freeman’s book, Crisis and Legitimacy: The Administrative Process and American Government, is reprinted here.
Also in this issue:

  • Interviews with Assistant Professors Regina Austin, L’73, and Alan T. Cathcart, L’74
  • Gerald Austin McHugh, Jr., L’79, writes on theological perspectives on the American penal system
  • A celebration and reception marking the change from Dean Pollak to Dean James O. Freedman, is reported on

1978-1979 Winter

Dean Louis H. Pollak is appointed a Federal Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Remarks given by Robert M. Landis, L’47, at Dean Pollak’s investiture as a United States District Judge, are reprinted.
Also in this issue:

  • Honorable Shirley M. Hufstedler, of the United States Court of Appeals, gives the 1978 Roberts Lecture
  • Alumni Annual Giving Report 1977-1978 is published
  • Article on Penn Legal Assistance Office sketches the developments within legal education and the Law School that led to the opening of the office

1978 Spring

In reprints of articles that appeared in Juris Doctor magazine, Professor Louis B. Schwartz and Assistant Professor Ralph R. Smith discuss the Bakke case, pending before the United States Supreme Court. The landmark case poses issues of utmost importance in constitutional law, education policy, and race relations.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor Alexander H. Frey reflects on the memory of William Draper Lewis
  • Professor Jan Z. Krasnowiecki is interviewed
  • Professor Paul Bender’s Supreme Court seminar determines the values of the Berger Court by examining the values of the individual justices
  • Janie Nusbaum, L’53, and Susan Ross, L’69, are profiled

1977 Spring

Anthony Lester, Q.C., the 1976 Owen J. Roberts lecturer, spoke on the subject of fundamental rights in the United Kingdom, in which he explored some of the consequences of the absence in the United Kingdom of a coherent, written constitution, a bill of rights, and judicial review.
Also in this issue:

  • Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall sat on the bench for the 1976 Keedy Cup competition
  • A history of the University of Pennsylvania Law School is given
  • Librarian Margaret Kingelsmith took a trip to England in 1910 to purchase rare books for Biddle; the report form her trip is reprinted
  • Sadie T.M. Alexander, L’27 is interviewed
  • Leon J. Obermayer, L’08, is interviewed
  • Professor Emeritus Paul W. Bruton is interviewed
  • Rae Di Blasi, assistant to three Law School deans is profiled

1976 Fall

New Jersey Attorney General, William F. Hyland, L’49, discussed the Karen Ann Quinlan Case at the annual luncheon of the Order of the Coif. Hyland explored the case and its final decision, commenting also on his reasons for intervening in the trial-one that was to determine whether the termination of life by the “discontinuance of all extraordinary medical procedures sustaining her would constitute murder.”
Also in this issue:

  • Robert M. Loeffler discusses corporate fraud at the second annual Thomas A. O’Boyle Lecture
  • Alexander Polikoff delivers commencement speech
  • Richard C. Csaplar, L’59, writes about a year-long sabbatical in Afghanistan
  • Professor Martha A. Field is interviewed

1976 Spring

Professor Paul Bender delivered a statement on abortion to the Civil and Constitutional Rights Subcommittee of the House Committee on the Judiciary, in Washington, D.C. His testimony is reprinted in its entirety, probes the question of whether there should be a constitutional amendment designed to overrule the Supreme Court’s 1973 abortion decision, Roe v. Wade.
Also in this issue:

  • An excerpt from Professor James O. Freedman’s article “The Prospects for Deregulation,” is reprinted in this issue
  • Professor Stephen R. Goldstein is interviewed
  • Betsy Zubrow Cohen, L’66, lawyer/banker, is profiled
  • Ruth B. Rosenberg, L’63, lawyer/civil libertarian, is profiled
  • Arthur R.G. Solmssen, L’53, lawyer/novelist is profiled

1975 Fall

Frank N. Jones, Vice-Dean of the Law School, gives speech on the legal services movement at the Law Alumni Day luncheon. Vice-Dean Jones argues that in the recent past, the movement’s existence was threatened, but that the movement is now well, and improving.

Also in this issue:

  • Honorable Henry J. Friendly, Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, delivers the Owen J. Roberts Lecture
  • Professor Louis H. Pollak named as acting Dean of the Law School
  • Judy Dean, L’62, is profiled
  • Professor Alvin C. Warren is interviewed

1975 Winter

Bernard Wolfman, L’48, appointed Dean of the Law School in 1970, resigned as dean, effective June 30, 1975. Dean Wolfman had been a professor on the Law School faculty since 1962, continued teaching throughout his deanship, and resumed teaching full-time after his resignation as dean.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor Leo Levin, L’42, discusses proposed revisions to the Federal Court Appellate System
  • The Law School Capital Development drive passes the $2 million dollar mark
  • Clyde W. Summers appointed the first Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law
  • Patricia Ann Metzer, L’66, a tax and pension specialist, is profiled
  • Faith Ryan Whittlesey, L’63, Pennsylvania State Representative, is profiled

1974 Fall

This issue brings us coverage of Law Alumni Day and the 1973-1974 annual giving report. This year’s giving campaign achieved $136,000, the second highest total for the Law School.
Also in this issue:

  • G.William Shea, L’36, tells about his year as President of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Mark Coler, L’69, tells about his tenure as a Vista attorney in New Mexico
  • Jon Vipond, L’70, becomes a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • Elaine de Masse discusses the often misunderstood crime of misprision of felony
  • Joseph P. Flanagan, Jr., L’52 turns over Alumni Society presidency to Edwin Rome, L’40
  • The Benjamin R. Jones Award, intended to recognize graduating students who have made an outstanding contribution to public interest law

1974 Spring

Hon. David N. Savitt, L’53, presents an argument for no-fault divorce, and Mary Alice Duffy, Esq. presents a case against no-fault divorce.

  • Israel Packel, L’32, is profiled as standing Attorney General of Pennsylvania
  • William F. Hyland, L’49, is profiled as standing Attorney General of New Jersey
  • Robert M. Landis, L’47, writes about the historical significance of comets and the morality of the 1970’s
  • James O. Freeman, University ombudsman and Law School professor, discusses his service as ombudsman
  • John C. Bell, Jr., L’17, retired Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, dies

1974 Winter

Herbert S. Dennenberg, Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner, presents a case for no-fault insurance, and David S. Shrager, L’60, presents a case against no-fault insurance.
Also in this issue:

  • Hon. Roy Wilkinson, Jr., L’39, writes about character testing for admission to the bar
  • J. Taylor DeWeese, L’73, writes about privacy issues surrounding computer use
  • Dean Bernard Wolfman announce a $9 million fund drive
  • Carolyn Engel Temin, L’58, is profiled in the Woman in the Law column

1973 Summer

Pennsylvania State Senator, Robert Rovner, presents an argument for the death penalty, and Fred Speaker, former Attorney General of Pennsylvania, presents an argument against the death penalty.
Also in this issue:

  • Arlen Specter, District Attorney of Philadelphia, discusses Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, an alternative to indictment and prosecution for minor criminal offences
  • Louis H. Pollak, former Dean of the Yale Law School gives address at the Chapter of Coif annual meeting
  • Sharon Wallis, L,’67, is profiled in the Woman in the Law column

1973 Winter

In this issue’s cover story, Marianne Durso writes about the history of graffiti. Her article contains excerpts from Robert Reisner’s book, Graffiti: Two Thousand Years of Wall Writing, and highlights some of Philadelphia’s graffiti artists.
Also in this issue:

  • Robert M. Landis, L’48, writes that interest in public interest law is on the wane, and calls for more support of public interest lawyers and firms
  • Harold Cramer, L’51, suggests changes to the current criminal sentencing and penal systems
  • Honorable Doris May Harris, L’49, Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas is profiled in the “Women in the Law” column
  • The final installment of Julian Karpoff’s, L’71, article on James Wilson

1972 Fall


1972 Spring

Harold Cramer, L’51, and Philadelphia Bar Association Chancellor, discusses a proposal for a system of prepayment for legal services. The system would help provide funding for legal services for individuals who cannot afford legal services, but are not eligible for services for the indigent. The system proposed would work much like health insurance.
Also in this issue:

  • The Law School tries experimental seminars which are student-designed and directed
  • New York Times correspondent, Anthony Lewis gives the Roberts Lecture on the Supreme Court’s dedication to individual rights
  • Louis J. Carter, L’49, tells the story of his appointment to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Jean M. White, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas employee, tells about her residency at the Institute for Court Management in Denver
  • Norma Shapiro, L’51, becomes first female member of the Philadelphia Bar Board

1971 Fall


1971 Spring

Dean Bernard Wolfman discusses the coming changes is legal education, as a result of the law faculty’s curricular studies. Newer curricula will show more progression, rather than more of the same, from year to year. Students will critically examine international and domestic institutions, not just doctrine and judicial rationale alone.
Also in this issue:

  • Bruce Ackerman proposes a garbage pipeline as a solution the rising cost of transporting garbage to landfills
  • Law Alumni Society President, William F. Hyland, L’49, is interviewed
  • Student Environmental Law Group forms
  • U.S. Solicitor general Erwin N. Griswold delivers the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture, on the topic of admissible hearsay.
  • Robert M. Landis, L’48, and John R. McConnell, L’41, discuss the Chancellorship of the Philadelphia Bar Association
  • J. C. Luitweiler, L’14, tells a story about a Swedish law student he met while traveling in Scandinavia. The law student also happens to be an unwed father and cab driver, both of which, marvel the author.

1970 Fall


1970 Summer

Faculty members pay tribute to departing Dean Fordham, and his eighteen year career at the Law School. On the occasion of his retirement as Dean, the university honored him with an L.H.D. and the Law Alumni presented him with its Distinguished Service Award. Dean Fordham’s many other scholastic and professional achievements are highlighted in the piece.
Also in this issue:

  • Cambodian crisis dominates The Dean’s luncheon address during Law Alumni Day
  • Professor Corey T. Oliver delivers the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture on the topic of “The Unmet Challenges of Inequality in the World Community.”
  • James C. Luitweiler, L,14, continues with some stories of his friendship with Wharton Professor, Dr. Leo S. Rowe.
  • Deans Wolfman and Fordham discuss concerns about the Law School

The Law Alumni Journal (Fall 1970)
Professor Robert A. Gorman reflects on some major issues of reform in legal education. The main points that he presents are: a stronger emphasis on Clinical Work, Interdisciplinary Study, an increase in Skills Training and Individualized Instruction, as well as a discussion of a Two-Year Law School.
Also in this issue:

  • Morris Wolf, L’03, presents a letter written in 1814 by Thomas Jefferson, outlining a course of reading for law students, to Dean Wolfman, as a gift to the Law Library
  • Major revisions proposed for Pennsylvania State Bar admission procedures are discussed
  • Alumni Annual Giving Final Report, 1969-70

1970 Spring

Dean-designate, Professor Bernard Wolfman discusses coming changes to the Law School. These changes include revisions to the curriculum which would enable first-year students to take courses traditionally reserved for later years, and provide opportunity for clinical work and individual researc2h for third-year students. Another goal of Dean-designate Wolfman is to improve the student/faculty ratio.
Also in this issue:

  • The Center for the Study of Financial Institutions is established at the Law School under the direction of Professor Robert H. Mundheim.
  •  James C. Luitweiler, L,14, tells some stories of his friendship with Wharton Professor, Dr. Leo S. Rowe.
  • “…You Mean You’re Not a Lawyer!?” features Michael Von Moschzisker, L’47, who began his career in law, but by 1964, he began a career in journalism.
  • Due to a boycott by the class of 1971, the Summer Reading program and subsequent exam given to the second-year students in September has been discontinued.