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Constitutional Law at Penn Law (Fall 1999)

With a location in Philadelphia it’s natural that the University of Pennsylvania Law School has ties to the history of the U.S. Constitution and the founding of our nation. This issue of the Penn Law Journal examines that relationship. 

Also in this issue:

  • The launch of the Constitutional Law Journal
  • Elizabeth Coleman L’74, Director of the Civil Rights Division of the Anti-Defamation League, and her work in defense of First Amendment Rights
  • A profile of Professor Bruce Mann, who recently won the Lindback Award for excellence in teaching

Leadership Through Law (Spring 1999)

After ten years as the leader of the Law School, Dean Diver announces his resignation from the deanship. During Dean Diver’s time at the Law School, he oversaw the building of Tanenbaum Hall, increased the number of standing faculty from twenty-eight to thirty-seven, and the number of endowed chairs form eleven to seventeen. Dean Diver intends to return to teaching and research.
Also in this issue:

  • Profile of Paul S. Levy, L’72
  • Profile of Saul A. Fox, L’78
  • Profile of Lester E. Kabacoff
  • Profile of Professor Anita Allen-Castellitto
  • Profile of Professor Edward Rubin
  • Profile of Professor David A. Skeel, Jr.

The Mission of the Penn Law School (Fall 1997)


Women in Judging: Transforming the Image of Justice (July 1995)


A Day in the Life of the Law School (June 1994)

A photo essay, portraying a day in the life of the Law School, comprises the bulk of this issue.
Also in this issue:

  • Excerpts from Professors William B. Ewald, Edward B. Rock, and Elizabeth Warren are reprinted

Nicole E. Tanenbaum Hall: Dedication Celebration Edition (February 1994)

The dedication of Tanenbaum Hall, on October 14, 1993, was attended by more than 2,000 Law School alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff members. As the new home to Biddle Law Library, Tanenbaum Hall was built to be fully electronic, enabling connectivity to existing remote databases, access to on-site electronic reference tools, as well as electronic resources at other schools and libraries. Attorney Janet Reno gave the keynote speech at the dedication.
Also in this issue:

  • The transcript of Janet Reno’s keynote speech
  • Thoughts on Tanenbaum Hall by various persons

1993 June


1993 January

  • Professor Mike Fitts writes on the growing conflicts over institutional powers, and details how combining political science theory and legal tradition, might suggest remedies
  • In an excerpt from an article originally published in the Boston Review, Professor Lani Guinier discussed restrictive voting schemes
  • Professor Seth F. Kreimer writes about the competing claims of privacy and disclosure in a democratic society
  • Professor Michael H. Schill discusses regulatory barriers to affordable housing


1992 June


1992 February

“Penn Lawyers: Involvement in our Changing World,” profiles four Law School alumni who work in international law. Those profiled are: John DePodesta, L’69, Nessim Levy, L’67, K.W. James Rochow, L’71 and James D. Morris, L’75.
Also in this issue:

  • An interview with Professor Robert Gorman
  • An essay on “The Law School and Moral Education,” by Professor Robert Gorman
  • Remarks given by Professor Ralph Smith upon receiving a grant to continue his work with Philadelphia Children’s Network
  • Interview with Professor Clyde W. Summers
  • A construction update on Biddle Law Library

1991 June


The First 200 Years: Celebrating the Law School's History (Spring 1990)


1990 Winter

Joan M. Hall, Esq. delivers this year’s Irving R. Segal Lectureship in Trial Advocacy. The lecture, “Women Trial Lawyers in America,” begins with a brief history of women lawyers, then moves on to a discussion of two interrelated issues facing women lawyers, discrimination, and pressures.
Also in this issue:

  • David Berger, L’36, is honored at luncheon for his gift to the Law School
  • Professor A. Leo Levin, L’42, gives Owen J. Roberts Lecture
  • Emeritus Professor Louis B. Schwartz, L’35, tells of his experience at the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in San Francisco