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Interview With David L. Cohen, Miranda Solomon, David L. Cohen, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Dec 2001

Interview With David L. Cohen, Miranda Solomon, David L. Cohen, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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David L. Cohen (L '81) is the senior executive vice president of Comcast Corporation and chair of the University of Pennsylvania board of trustees. From 1992 to 1997 he served as chief of staff to Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, and from 1997 to 2002 he was chair of Ballard Spahr.


Interview With Morris M. Shuster, Todd J. Griset, Morris M. Shuster, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Nov 2001

Interview With Morris M. Shuster, Todd J. Griset, Morris M. Shuster, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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After 35 years in private practice, Morris M. Shuster (L'56) began teaching clinical practice and dispute resolution at Penn Law School in 1991. He endowed a faculty chair in clinical practice at Penn Law (currently held by Douglas Frenkel) and a public interest fellowship program through the Philadelphia Bar Foundation. He died in 2012.


Interview With Kenneth W. Hansen, Megan Becher, Kenneth W. Hansen, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Nov 2001

Interview With Kenneth W. Hansen, Megan Becher, Kenneth W. Hansen, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Kenneth W. Hansen (L '83) practices in the areas of international transactions and US Department of Energy project financings. Before going into private practice he served as counsel to the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and as general counsel to the Export-Import Bank of the United States. he has also taught economics and finance at a number of institutions.


Interview With Fernando Chang-Muy, Crystal Fu, Fernando Chang-Muy, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Oct 2001

Interview With Fernando Chang-Muy, Crystal Fu, Fernando Chang-Muy, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Fernando Chang-Muy teaches and practices in the area of immigration and refugee law. He has been an adjunct professor at Penn Law since 1994. He has served as a legal officer for the UN High Commissioner on Refugees and the World Health Organization.


Interview With Douglas Frenkel, Megan Becher, Todd Griset, Rasheena Harris, Crystal Fu, Kathleen Craven, Miranda Salomon, Maryanne Small, Jay Rittberg, Douglas N. Frenkel, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Oct 2001

Interview With Douglas Frenkel, Megan Becher, Todd Griset, Rasheena Harris, Crystal Fu, Kathleen Craven, Miranda Salomon, Maryanne Small, Jay Rittberg, Douglas N. Frenkel, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Douglas Frenkel (L'72), Morris Shuster Practice Professor of Law at Penn, is the architect of Penn Law’s nationally renowned clinical program, having served as Director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies from 1980 to 2008. He specializes in alternative dispute resolution generally and mediation in particular. He is the author of innovative teaching materials and videotapes in this field and frequently serves as a mediator in employment, commercial, educational and family matters. Frenkel’s other major area of expertise is legal ethics, having been a founding faculty member of ...


Freedom Of Speech And True Threats, Jennifer Rothman Oct 2001

Freedom Of Speech And True Threats, Jennifer Rothman

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This article proposes a new test for determining what is a true threat - speech not protected by the First Amendment. Despite the importance of the true threats exception to the First Amendment, this is an underexplored area of constitutional law.

Even though the Supreme Court has made clear that true threats are punishable, it has not clearly defined what speech constitutes a true threat. To make this determination circuit courts have adopted inconsistent and inadequate tests including a reasonable listener test. The Supreme Court has never granted certiorari to resolve the issue.

The law surrounding threats has gained recent attention ...


Reframing Impunity: Applying Liberal International Law Theory To An Analysis Of Amnesty Legislation, William W. Burke-White Jul 2001

Reframing Impunity: Applying Liberal International Law Theory To An Analysis Of Amnesty Legislation, William W. Burke-White

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Ex Ante Function Of The Criminal Law, Paul H. Robinson, John M. Darley, Kevin M. Carlsmith Jun 2001

The Ex Ante Function Of The Criminal Law, Paul H. Robinson, John M. Darley, Kevin M. Carlsmith

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Criminal legal codes draw clear lines between permissible and illegal conduct, and the criminal justice system counts on people knowing these lines and governing their conduct accordingly. This is the "ex ante" function of the law; lines are drawn, and because citizens fear punishments or believe in the moral validity of the legal codes they do not cross these lines. But do people in fact know the lines that legal codes draw? The fact that several states have adopted laws that deviate from other state laws enables a field experiment to address this question. Residents (N = 203) of states (Wisconsin ...


Berle And Means Reconsidered At The Century's Turn, William W. Bratton Apr 2001

Berle And Means Reconsidered At The Century's Turn, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch Apr 2001

Aggregation, Auctions, And Other Developments In The Selection Of Lead Counsel Under The Pslra, Jill E. Fisch

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Interview With Daniel L. Greenberg, Ria C. Momblanco, Daniel L. Greenberg, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Daniel L. Greenberg, Ria C. Momblanco, Daniel L. Greenberg, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Daniel L. Greenberg oversees the pro bono program at Schulte Roth & Zable LLP. From 1987 to 1995 he directed clinical legal programs at Harvard Law School, and from 1995 to 2004 he was executive director of New York City's Legal Aid Society. He has been named an honorary fellow of Penn Law School.


Interview With André L. Dennis, Joanna L. Levine, André L. Dennis, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With André L. Dennis, Joanna L. Levine, André L. Dennis, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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André L. Dennis practices in Philadelphia in the areas of civil rights and product liability, among others.. He represented Ramona Africa in her lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia after the 1985 MOVE bombing. In 1997 he was named an honorary fellow of Penn Law School.


Interview With E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr., Erik Lieberman, E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With E. Clinton Bamberger, Jr., Erik Lieberman, E. Clinton Bamberger Jr., Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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E. Clinton Bamberger Jr. was the first director of legal services in the federal Office of Economic Opportunity, and later of Community Legal Services. He practiced law in Baltimore, where he represented the petitioner in the landmark case of Brady v. Maryland. In 1981 he was made an honorary fellow of Penn Law School. He died in 2013.


Interview With Hans F. Loeser, Larry Seymour, Hans F. Loeser, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Hans F. Loeser, Larry Seymour, Hans F. Loeser, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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A graduate of Harvard Law School, Hans Loeser joined the Boston firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot, where he founded one of the country's first pro bono programs. He co-founded and chaired the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights under Law of the Boston Bar Association and the Boston Lawyers Vietnam Committee, which earned him a spot on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list." He has been named an honorary fellow of the Penn Law School. He died in 2010.


Interview With Justice Cruz Reynoso, Will Proctor, Cruz Reynoso, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Justice Cruz Reynoso, Will Proctor, Cruz Reynoso, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Cruz Reynoso served as associate justice for the Third District Court of Appeals (1976-1981) and the Supreme Court (1981-1986) of California. From 1993 to 2000 he was a member of the US Commission on Civil Rights. He has been named an honorary fellow of Penn Law School.


Interview With Bruce J. Terris, Corinne Levy, Bruce J. Terris, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Bruce J. Terris, Corinne Levy, Bruce J. Terris, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Bruce J. Terris was an assistant in the US Solicitor General's office from 1958 to 1965, where he argued sixteen cases before the Supreme Court. In 1970 he went into private practice. He was counsel in many landmark environmental law cases and was active in numerous District of Columbia-area nonprofits. In 1977 he was named a Penn Law honorary fellow. He died in 2017.


Interview With Rhonda Copelon, Elizabeth Carrott, Rhonda Copelon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Rhonda Copelon, Elizabeth Carrott, Rhonda Copelon, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

No abstract provided.


Interview With Ira J. Kurzban, Kristin Smith, Ira J. Kurzban, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Ira J. Kurzban, Kristin Smith, Ira J. Kurzban, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Ira J. Kurzban is a partner in the law firm of Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A., of Miami, Florida, and serves as adjunct faculty member in Immigration and Nationality Law at the University of Miami School of Law. He is also a founding board member of Immigrants' List, a political action committee focusing on immigration issues. He was a founder of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti and served as Board Chair from 2004-2019. He has been named an honorary fellow of Penn Law ...


Interview With Eli Rosenbaum, Deborah Weisbein, Eli Rosenbaum, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 2001

Interview With Eli Rosenbaum, Deborah Weisbein, Eli Rosenbaum, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Eli M. Rosenbaum (WG'77) served as director of the U.S. DOJ Office of Special Investigations, which was primarily responsible for identifying, denaturalizing, and deporting Nazi war criminals, from 1994 to 2010, when the office was merged into the new Human Rights and Special Prosecution Section. He is now the Director of Human Rights Enforcement Strategy and Policy in the new Department of Justice section. He is the primary author of Betrayal: The Untold Story of the Kurt Waldheim Investigation, which narrates the inquiry he ...


Punishing Dangerousness: Cloaking Preventative Detention As Criminal Justice, Paul H. Robinson Mar 2001

Punishing Dangerousness: Cloaking Preventative Detention As Criminal Justice, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Laypersons have traditionally thought of the criminal justice system as being in the business of doing justice: punishing offenders for the crimes they commit. Yet during the past several decades, the justice system's focus has shifted from punishing past crimes to preventing future violations through the incarceration and control of dangerous offenders. Habitual-offender statutes, such as "three strikes" laws, authorize life sentences for repeat offenders. Jurisdictional reforms have decreased the age at which juveniles may be tried as adults. Gang membership and recruitment are now punished. "Megan's Law" statutes require community notification of convicted sex offenders. "Sexual predator ...


Interview With William R. Klaus, Rosanna V. Perretta, William R. Klaus, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Feb 2001

Interview With William R. Klaus, Rosanna V. Perretta, William R. Klaus, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

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Judicial Fact-Finding And Sentence Enhancements In A World Of Guilty Pleas, Stephanos Bibas Jan 2001

Judicial Fact-Finding And Sentence Enhancements In A World Of Guilty Pleas, Stephanos Bibas

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Law Enforcement By Stereotypes And Serendipity: Racial Profiling And Stops And Searches Without Cause, David Rudovsky Jan 2001

Law Enforcement By Stereotypes And Serendipity: Racial Profiling And Stops And Searches Without Cause, David Rudovsky

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Making Progress The Old-Fashioned Way, Stephen B. Burbank Jan 2001

Making Progress The Old-Fashioned Way, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Fundamental Principles Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Rolf Sturner, Michele Taruffo, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi Jan 2001

Introduction To The Principles And Rules Of Transnational Civil Procedure, Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., Michele Taruffo, Rolf Sturner, Anthony Gidi

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Two Observations On Holocaust Claims, William W. Bratton Jan 2001

Two Observations On Holocaust Claims, William W. Bratton

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Norms & Corporate Law: Introduction, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter Jan 2001

Norms & Corporate Law: Introduction, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Islands Of Conscious Power: Law, Norms, And The Self-Governing Corporation, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter Jan 2001

Islands Of Conscious Power: Law, Norms, And The Self-Governing Corporation, Edward B. Rock, Michael L. Wachter

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.