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Legal Oral History Interviews

Regina Austin

Regina Austin was the only African-American female in her graduating class of 1973 at Penn Law. She became a professor at the law school in 1977 after clerking for Judge Edmund Spaeth. In 1991, Professor Austin co-authored Environmentalism and the Quest for Eco-Justice, one of the seminal articles in environmental racism. Professor Austin was named Schnader Professor of Law in 1997. Interview with Regina Austin.

Arlin Adams

Arlin Adams is a 1947 graduate of Penn Law School. Starting in 1968, Arlin Adams served as a judge for the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit for seventeen years. He is currently employed by Schnader, Harrison and Segal and devotes a significant amount of his time to public interest issues. Interview with Arlin Adams.

Stewart Dalzell

Stewart Dalzell is a 1969 graduate of Penn Law School. He was appointed to the federal bench in 1990 by President George Bush and confirmed in 1991. One of his most well-known opinions was ACLU v. Reno, the Internet - Freedom of Speech case. Interview with Stewart Dalzell.

Curtis Reitz

Curtis R. Reitz is a 1956 graduate of Penn Law School and, during 1999, was the Algernon Sidney Biddle Professor of Law at Penn. Interview with Curtiz Reitz.

David Rudovsky

David Rudovsky is a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. After graduating from New York University Law School in 1967, he came to Penn Law as a fellow in one of the first clinical legal studies programs in the country under Professor Tony Amsterdam. After establishing his own law practice with attorney David Kairys, Rudovsky returned to Penn Law in 1971 first as a part-time instructor in the clinic and later as an instructor in trial advocacy. Interview with David Rudovsky.

Dolores K. Sloviter

Dolores K. Sloviter is a 1956 graduate of Penn Law School and at the time of the interview, was a former Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals who took senior status in 1999. Interview with Dolores Sloviter.