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Reunion 2016 CLE Discussions

 CLE panels featuring Penn Law alumni and faculty will run from 3:00pm through 4:00pm on Friday, May 13, 2016 and from 9:30am through 12:00pm on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at the Law School.  CLE discussions are open to all interested attendees and members of the Penn Law community, whether you are celebrating a reunion year or otherwise.

** Please register for Reunion 2016 CLE Panels here**

Friday, May 13, 2016

3:00pm

CLE Panel Discussion 1

What Sports Can Teach Us About Law (or, Why Is It Harder to Overturn a Call in Football than to Convict a Man of Murder?)
Tanenbaum T-112

At the confirmation hearings on his nomination as Chief Justice, John Roberts memorably observed that “judges are like umpires.”  If this is so, it suggests that, in at least some important respects, organized sports are like legal systems.  This panel explores some of the surprising lessons we can learn—about sports, and about law—by taking this analogy seriously.

Prof. Mitchell Berman, Leon Meltzer Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, Penn Law (Philadelphia, PA)

This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $30.00 ($15.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Saturday, May 14, 2016

9:30am - 10:30am

CLE Panel Discussion 2

Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, Ten Years Later: The Evolution of Public Understanding of Science
Silverman 245A, Bernard Segal Moot Court Room

Ten years ago, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District set the stage for a national debate on the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design (ID) as an alternative to evolution. Before the trial, Michael Weisberg, professor and department chair of philosophy, and Paul Sniegowski, professor of biology, co-authored a letter on behalf of their departments in support of the teachers who argued against the inclusion of ID. Now Weisberg and Eric Rothschild L’93 look back at the case and its aftermath, and the current state of public acceptance and understanding of science.

Sponsored by Penn Arts and Sciences, Penn Law, and Penn Alumni Education.

Eric Rothschild L’93, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP (Philadelphia, PA)

Prof. Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

This program has been approved for 1.0 ethics CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $30.00 ($15.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

11:00am - 12:00pm

CLE Panel Discussion 3
Beyond Big Law: Transitioning Outside of the Traditional Large Law Firm Practice
Tanenbaum T-112

Come listen to a panel of your fellow Penn Law alums discuss why they decided to pursue a career path outside of BigLaw, how they successfully did so, and how they use the skills they developed in law school and from their BigLaw and other professional experiences in their current professional roles.

Moderator: Leigh Abramson L’06, Freelance Writer (New York, NY)

Daniel Boockvar L’96, CEO, New York Cruise Lines, Inc. (New York, NY)

Diane Ferrone L’01, Criminal Defense Attorney, Law Offices of Diane Ferrone, PLLC (New York, NY)

Joe Halprin L’91, SVP/Group Head, Lead Counsel, MasterCard Global Processing (New York, NY)

Brent Sonnek-Schmelz L’06, WG’03, COO and General Counsel, City Sports (Eatontown, NJ)

This program has been approved for 1.0 substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit should bring separate payment in the amount of $30.00 ($15.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania.

 

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** Please register for Reunion 2016 CLE Panels here**