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Penn Law Journal Archive


1989 Spring

Dean Robert H. Mundheim, whose term as Dean of the Law School ends June 30, 1989, is honored by kind words from alumni, faculty and friends.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor Elizabeth Warren coauthors book on bankruptcy titled As We Forgive Our Debtors
  • Alumnus Beryl Richman Dean, L’64, is profiled

1989 Winter

Max M. Kampelman, Ambassador and Chief Arms Negotiator of the United States, gave a lecture to Law School students on “Negotiating with the Soviets.”
Also in this issue:

  • Honorable Joseph A. Grundfest spoke to the Law School about management buyouts
  • Retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. gives the Irving R. Segal Lecture
  • Alumnus Jeffrey M. Stopford, L’69, is profiled

1988 Spring


1988 Winter

The Honorable Arlin M. Adams, L’47, retired judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, gives this year’s Owen J. Roberts Lecture. The lecture, titled “The Religious Clauses: The Past and the Future,” is a history of the division between state and religion by scrutinizing the founding fathers’ attitudes about religion.
Also in this issue:

  • John W. Neilds, Jr., L’67, Chief Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Committee to Investigate Covert Arms Transactions with Iran, discusses his role in the Iran-Contra hearings.
  • Frank H. Easterbrook, U.S. Court of Appeals gives joint lectures to both Wharton and the Law School
  • Alumnus Howard L. Schecter, L’68, is profiled
  • Honorable Simon H. Rifkind lectures for The Irving R. Segal Lectureship in Trial Advocacy
  • The Law School establishes the Public Interest Scholarship Program

1987 Fall

Practice Professor Douglas N. Frenkel, L’72 is interviewed, providing enlightening insights into the growing Clinical Programs at the Law School. After his graduation from Penn Law in 1972, Professor Frenkel has served as law clerk to Judge Theodore O. Spaulding, then practiced law at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, as staff attorney, supervising attorney and managing attorney. In 1980, he became Director of Clinical Programs at the Law School.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor A. Leo Levin, L’42, delivered a speech about choosing, training and disciplining federal judges at the annual Law Alumni Society luncheon
  • Ralph A. Mariani, L’74, writes a review of Joseph C. Bright, Jr.’s, L’70, book titled Pennsylvania Taxation

1987 Spring-Summer

In December of 1985, the Law Alumni Society distributed a questionnaire to current female students and female alumni, as a way to investigate the extent to which this group encountered, or anticipated special problems in the pursuit of the practice of law. The response led to an interest in presenting a panel which would serve as a networking device for current Penn Law students and alumni.
Also in this issue:

  • Harris Ominsky, L’56, suggests looking to the Bible for examples of how the draft clear, effective legal documents

1986 Fall


1986 Spring-Summer

William H. Brown, III, L’55 gives the Law Alumni Society’s Annual Luncheon Forum Lecture. Mr. Brown recounts his experiences as the Chairman of the Special Investigation Commission charged with examining the confrontation between members of the Move Organization and the City of Philadelphia.
Also in this issue:

  • Interview with Dean Robert H. Mundheim, Professor Curtis M. Reitz, and Judge Edmund B. Spaeth Jr., about the New First-Year Course in Professional Responsibility and The Legal Profession
  • Howard Gittis, L’58, gives an in-depth analysis of the dramatic story of the takeover by Pantry Pride Enterprises of Revlon, Inc.
  • Janice R. Bellace, L’74, discusses her experiences and concerns in her pursuit of the practice of law

1986 Winter

In this issue:

  • Interview with A. Leo Levin
  • Julius L. Chambers, Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, discusses reshaping the nation’s civil rights agenda
  • Dean Robert H. Mundheim discusses the government bail-out of the Chrysler Corporation

1985 Fall

In this issue:

  • Stanley Sporkin presents the case for the CIA and crisis management
  • “The Sale of Conrail: Unique issues of Policy and Law,” by Bruce B. Wilson
  • Recap of Commencement 1985
  • The 36th Annual Report of Giving

1985 Spring-Summer

In the second in the 1984-85 series of Law Alumni Society Luncheon Forum Lectures. Visiting Professor Stanislaw Soltysinski tells of his time as the Dean of Adama Mickiewicza University in Poland.
Also in this issue:

  • Interview with Professor Elizabeth S. Kelly, Director of the Biddle Law Library
  • Profile of John J. McLaughlin, L’70, President of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

1985 Winter

In “Go West, Old Man, Go West,” Professor Louis B. Schwartz, L’35, writes about his experience at his new position at Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, CA.
Also in this issue:

  • Interview with Norman Pearlstein, L’67
  • Class Agent Jeffrey M. Stopford, L’69, answers some questions about the Law Alumni Fund

1984 Fall

”My Life and Times: The 90-year History of One Law School Alumna,” is Rose Lerner Perlman’s, L’17, recollection of her education and practice in the legal profession. She was an early female graduate of the Law School and a forerunner in the legal profession.
Also in this issue:

  • Interview with Professor Alan Watson
The 35th Annual Report of Giving

1984 Spring

In this issue:

  • Recap of Law Alumni Day and Reunion Weekend 1984
  • Recap of Black Law Students Union’s Annual Alumni Day
  • Former U.S. Secretary of State, Cyrus R. Vance, delivered the Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture
  • Interview with Paul D. Pearson, L’64

1984 Winter

The Law School hosts a panel discussion on the Bok report. The panel was comprised of five Law School Alumni, and Professor Noyes E. Leech introduced the program, and was its moderator.
Also in this issue:

  • A report to the alumni about the Law School’s admissions process
  • Alan M. Lerner, L’65, writes on childbirth and maternity leaves for female lawyers
  • An appreciation of Chief Justice Samuel J. Roberts, L’31, upon his final year on the bench of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

1983 Fall

The University of Pennsylvania Law School salutes its female alumni: 1883-1983. Remarks were given by Dean Robert H. Mundheim, Bernard M. Borish, L’43, Ruth Chase Tomlin, L’43, The Honorable Doris May, L’49, Carolyn Engel Temin, L’58, The Honorable Margaret A Burnham, L’69, and Lynn A. Marks, L, 79.
Also in this issue:

  • Recap of Black Law Alumni Day
  • The Honorable Samuel J. Roberts delivers lecture at the Law School Alumni Society’s Alumni Luncheon Forum Series
  • Interview with Rear Admiral James J. McHugh, L’54

1983 Spring

“The Insanity Plea: A Modern Dilemma” is a collection of articles adapted from lectures delivered by Dr. Richard G. Lonsdorf, Dr. Robert L. Sadoff, and Professor Louis B. Schwartz at the Noyes Memorial Conference on November 4, 1982.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor Louis B. Schwartz retires from his teaching responsibilities at the Law School, after thirty-seven years, and will continue his work Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, CA
  • Professor Clyde W. Summers’ lecture at Philadelphia Region Alumni Luncheon, “Municipal Employees and Strikes,” is reprinted

1983 Winter

1983 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the graduation of Carrie Burnham Kilgore, L’83, the Law School’s first female graduate. Ms. Kilgore was originally denied admission in 1871, but was admitted to the Law School after a ten year struggle which cumulated in legislation enabling women in Pennsylvania to enter the law profession. Law Alumni Day, 1983, celebrates the achievements of Kilgore, and of all female Law School graduates.
Also in this issue:

  • Louis B. Schwartz International Conference Program created to honor Professor Schwartz
  • Irving S. Shapiro, Chairman of the Law School Board of Overseers, offers a Middle East peace proposal
  • Arnold J. Miller, Assistant Dean for Admissions, 1967-82, writes a retrospective of his service to the Law School
  • A recap of the 1982 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

1982 Summer

Dean James O. Freedman resigns as Dean of the Law School. In April, 1982, he assumed the Presidency of the University of Iowa. Robert H. Mundheim, University Professor of Law and Finance and former General Counsel to the U.S. Treasury Department, succeeded James Freedman as Dean of the Law School.
Also in this issue:

  • Faculty pays tribute to Dean Freedman
  • Interview with incoming Dean, Robert H. Mundhein
  • Harold H. Vickery, Jr., L’66, tells of his experience being a lawyer in Thailand
  • A remembrance of Dr. Uttit Sankosik, L’55, the Law School’s first Doctoral of Juridical Science (The S.J.D.)  recipient
  • Professor Alexander M. Capron delivers this year’s Law Alumni Luncheon lecture, titled “Life, Death and The Law”

1981-1982 Fall-Winter

E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr., Honorary Fellow, The University of Pennsylvania Law School gives the commencement charge at this year’s Law School graduation. Mr. Bamberger was once the Dean of the Law School at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; where he initiated and developed an important, innovative program in Clinical Legal Education.
Also in this issue:

  • The Honorable Alfred L. Luongo, L’47, U.S. District Court Judge, give welcome speech to the Law School’s incoming class of 1984
  • Interview with Morris M. Shuster, L’54
  • Arthur J. England, Jr.’s,  L’61, article titled “Public Interest Practice in Florida: Practicing Law for Love and Money,” appears in this issue

1981 Spring-Summer

This month’s “Conversations With…” column has interviews with nine Master of Laws (LL.M.) candidates. A record number of graduate lawyers enrolled in the LL.M. program in the 1980-81 school years. The Class of 1981 boasts forty-seven international graduate students, representing twenty countries.
Also in this issue:

  • Distinguished Service Award presented to the Honorable Arlin M. Adams
  • The Honorable Max Rosenn, L’32, gives remarks about his assumption of senior status, in the Unites States Court of Appeals for The Third Circuit
  • Paul Gay, Associate Librarian, Biddle Law Library, looks back at his thirty-eight year career at Biddle

1981 Winter

“Professor Robert H. Mundheim: Our Man in Algiers,” is a transcript of Professor Mundheim’s chronicle of his experience of the negotiations that resulted in the release of fifty-three American hostages from Iranian captivity. He was in the center of complex negotiations involving representatives from twelve U.S. banks, three governments, four central banks and hundreds of international government officials, bankers and lawyers.
Also in this issue:

  • Professor Louis B. Schwartz reviews Arthur R.G. Solmssen’s, L’53, novel, The Princess.
  • Interview with Professor Clyde W. Summers
  • Honorable Wade H. McCree delivers the 1980 Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture

1980 Fall

In the article “Nontraditional Lifestyles and the Law,” Vice-Dean Phyllis W. Beck explores the fundamental shift in American society’s attitude concerning the issues of unwed cohabitation, children born out of wedlock, the demand for marriage partners of the same sex, and the fight for freedom of choice concerning reproductive matters. The article first appeared in The Journal of Family Law, University of Louisville School of Law.
Also in this issue:

  • “Pennsylvania Divorce Reform: An Exercise in Turmoil and Compromise” by Senator Michael A. O’Pake, L’64
  • Pennsylvania State Senator, Franklin L. Kury, L’61, shares his observations and experiences from a trip he took to China, which were originally presented to the International Law Committee of the Allegheny, Pennsylvania Bar Association in Pittsburgh
  • The results of a questionnaire distributed to Law School alumni, concerning their appraisal of their Law School experience, are published

1980 Summer

Professor Frank Goodman moderates a panel of Law School professors, who discuss the controversy surrounding the publication of The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Court by Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong. Professors Stephen Burbank, Virginia Kerr and Ralph Spritzer sat on the panel.
Also in this issue:

  • Law School Placement Office undergoes major expansion and renovation to accommodate dramatic growth in demand
  • Law Alumni Day 1980 recap
  • The Black Law Alumni Dinner Recap

1980 Winter

“Distinguishing “The Law of the Creator;” Upholding the Law of the Land,” profiles three Law School alumni who sit on the Federal Bench. Phyllis A. Kravitch, L’43, and Dolores K. Sloviter, L’56, reside, respectively, on the Fifth and Third Circuit Courts of Appeals, while Norma L. Shapiro, L’51 sits as a District Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Also in this issue:

  • For the first time in Law School history, four women competed as finalists in the 1979 Keedy Cup Competition; Ellen L. Surloff, Flora B. Wolf, Michelle D. Holland and Carol M. York, are all members of the class of 1980
  • Sidney W. Kentridge, South African attorney and counsel to the Stephen Biko family at the Biko inquest, delivered the 21st Annual Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture
  • Interview with Professor Morris S. Arnold