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Record: Legal Oral History Project: Allen Black, Nov. 22, 2000.


Legal Oral History Project: Allen Black, Nov. 22, 2000.

Video Call Number: Location:
1457 Biddle Law Library
Year: Running Time: Format:
2000 VHS


Allen D. Black, a member, is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, magna cum laude, where he was Comment Editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. Thereafter, he served as law clerk to the Honorable John Minor Wisdom of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and in the Judge Advocate Generals Corps of the United States Navy. Mr. Black was selected by his peers as one of the top 100 "Super-lawyers" in Pennsylvania in 2006. He is highly rated in both general commercial litigation and antitrust law by the 2006 Chambers Guide, which said: Allen Black is "a superb litigator with the rare ability to take on both the plaintiff and defendant side." Professor Stephen Burbank of the University of Pennsylvania Law School recently stated: "Allen Black is quite simply one of the best and most thoughtful lawyers in the country, a highly successful litigator and important contributor to numerous law reform efforts." Burbank, Litigation in a Free Society: The Roles of Litigation, 80 Wash. U.L.Q., 705, 719 (2002). Mr. Black has been an elected member of The American Law Institute for 29 years, has served as a member of its council for 13 years, and was recently elected as the second vice president of the Institute. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Black has taught at the law schools of the University of North Dakota, Rutgers University, Temple University, and the University of Pennsylvania.


  • Black, Bernard S.


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