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Interview With Judge Harvey Bartle, Shirin Heidary, Harvey Bartle Iii, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Judge Harvey Bartle, Shirin Heidary, Harvey Bartle Iii, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Harvey Bartle III (L '65) is a senior judge of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He served as chief judge of that court from 2006 to 2011.


Interview With Jerome J. Shestack, Mark Malcoun, Jerome J. Shestack, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Jerome J. Shestack, Mark Malcoun, Jerome J. Shestack, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Jerome J. Shestack practice law in Philadelphia from 1955 until his death in 2011. He was active in Democratic politics and in civil rights and international human rights. H served as president of the American Bar Association in 1997/1998. In 1980 Penn Law School named him an Honorary Fellow; his address to that year's graduating class appeared in the Fall 1980 Penn Law Journal (http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1034&context=plj).


Interview With Frank Carano, Joanna Lee Levine, Frank Carano, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Frank Carano, Joanna Lee Levine, Frank Carano, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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James Carano (L '33) practiced law in his native Philadelphia for almost seventy years. He was active in the Philadelphia Bar Association and in the Italian-American community. In 2002 he endowed the Frank Carano Professorship of Law, currently held by Leo Katz.


Interview With Mary Catherine Roper, Christine Docherty, Mary Catherine Roper, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Legal Oral Hsitory Project Nov 2000

Interview With Mary Catherine Roper, Christine Docherty, Mary Catherine Roper, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Legal Oral Hsitory Project

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Mary Catherine Roper (L '93) is the deputy legal director at the ACLU of Pennsylvania, where she coordinates litigation on a broad range of civil liberties issues, including freedom of speech, religious liberty, racial and ethnic justice, equality for lesbians and gay men, student rights, privacy, prisoners’ rights, and police misconduct. Prior to joining the ACLU, Mary Catherine was a partner in the firm of Drinker Biddle and Reath, where she was well known for her commitment to pro bono work. After law school, she clerked ...


Interview With Arthur Makadon, Marjorie A. George, Arthur Makadon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Nov 2000

Interview With Arthur Makadon, Marjorie A. George, Arthur Makadon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Arthur Makadon (L '68) was a major figure in the Philadelphia bar and in Philadelphia politics. Most of his legal career was spent at Ballard Spahr, where he served as chair from 2002 to 2011. The Arthur Makadon Appellate Advocacy Program at the Law School was established in his honor by Ballard Spahr. He died in 2013.


Interview With Justice Randy J. Holland, Katie Harrison, Randy J. Holland, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Oct 2000

Interview With Justice Randy J. Holland, Katie Harrison, Randy J. Holland, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Randy J. Holland (L '72) served as a Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court from 1986 until his retirement in 2017. At the time of his appointment he was the youngest person ever to serve on that court.


Interview With Lita Indzel Cohen, Simi B. Kaplan, Lita Indzel Cohen, Legal Oral History Porject, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Lita Indzel Cohen, Simi B. Kaplan, Lita Indzel Cohen, Legal Oral History Porject, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Lita Indzel Cohen (L '65) represented the 148th district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1991 until 2003. Before that she was the first woman to theto the Lower Merion Township Planning Commission and served for eight years on the Lower Merion Township Commission..


Interview With Myer "Mike" Feldman, Meredith Coleman, Myer Feldman, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Myer "Mike" Feldman, Meredith Coleman, Myer Feldman, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Myer Feldman (L '38) worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Senate Banking and Currency Committee before serving as a senior adviser to the Kennedy and Johnson campaigns and administrations. He continued to be active in Democratic politics after leaving government service for private practice in 1965. He died in 2007.


Interview With Michele Tuck-Ponder, Diankha Warren, Michele Tuck-Ponder, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Mar 2000

Interview With Michele Tuck-Ponder, Diankha Warren, Michele Tuck-Ponder, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Michele Tuck-Ponder (L '83) has held many positions in law, government, education, media relaions, and the non-profit sector. From 1995 to 1997 she served as mayor of Princeton, New Jersey.


Interview With Alan M. Lerner, Lake Srinivasan, Alan M. Lerner, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School Feb 2000

Interview With Alan M. Lerner, Lake Srinivasan, Alan M. Lerner, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Law School

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Alan M. Lerner (L '65) was a practice professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School from 1993 until his death in 2010. He practiced and taught mainly in the areas of civil rights and family law.


The Paradox Of Silence: Some Questions About Silence As Resistance, Dorothy E. Roberts Jan 2000

The Paradox Of Silence: Some Questions About Silence As Resistance, Dorothy E. Roberts

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Expressive Law And Oppressive Norms: A Comment On Richard Mcadams's "A Focal Point Theory Of Expressive Law", Amy L. Wax Jan 2000

Expressive Law And Oppressive Norms: A Comment On Richard Mcadams's "A Focal Point Theory Of Expressive Law", Amy L. Wax

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Corporate Law As A Facilitator Of Self Governance, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter Jan 2000

Corporate Law As A Facilitator Of Self Governance, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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The Bitter With The Sweet: Tradition, History, And Limitations On Federal Judicial Power--A Case Study, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2000

The Bitter With The Sweet: Tradition, History, And Limitations On Federal Judicial Power--A Case Study, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Positivism And The Notion Of An Offense, Claire Oakes Finkelstein Jan 2000

Positivism And The Notion Of An Offense, Claire Oakes Finkelstein

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

While the United States Supreme Court has developed an elaborate constitutional jurisprudence of criminal procedure, it has articulated few constitutional doctrines of the substantive criminal law. The asymmetry between substance and procedure seems natural given the demise of Lochner and the minimalist stance towards due process outside the area of fundamental rights. This Article, however, argues that the "positivistic" approach to defining criminal offenses stands in some tension with other basic principles, both constitutional and moral. In particular, two important constitutional guarantees depend on the notion of an offense: the presumption of innocence and the ban on double jeopardy. Under ...


Globalization And The Design Of International Institutions, Cary Coglianese Jan 2000

Globalization And The Design Of International Institutions, Cary Coglianese

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In an increasingly globalized world, international rules and organizations have grown ever more crucial to the resolution of major economic and social concerns. How can leaders design international institutions that will effectively solve global regulatory problems? This paper confronts this question by presenting three major types of global problems, distinguishing six main categories of institutional forms that can be used to address these problems, and showing how the effectiveness of international institutions depends on achieving “form-problem” fit. Complicating that fit will be the tendency of nation states to prefer institutional forms that do little to constrain their sovereignty. Yet the ...


Foreword: Causes And Limits Of Pessimism, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2000

Foreword: Causes And Limits Of Pessimism, Stephen B. Burbank

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Vern Countryman And The Path Of Progressive (And Populist) Bankruptcy Scholarship, David A. Skeel Jr. Jan 2000

Vern Countryman And The Path Of Progressive (And Populist) Bankruptcy Scholarship, David A. Skeel Jr.

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Knowledge About Welfare: Legal Realism And The Separation Of Law And Economics, Herbert J. Hovenkamp Jan 2000

Knowledge About Welfare: Legal Realism And The Separation Of Law And Economics, Herbert J. Hovenkamp

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The welfare state could not function without judgments about how well off its citizens are. For example, governments devise progressive income taxes, which are designed to capture more wealth from the well off and less from the impecunious. These policies presume an ability to take a manageable amount of information about an individual's income or assets and make judgments about her welfare. In fact, people do this all the time, mostly without thinking about the methodological problems involved.

The superficial casualness of our daily observations about welfare belies the state of the economic science of welfare measurement. Economists have ...