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                        Temple Law Alumni Association hosted a first-ever reception for
                        recent graduates at Jack’s Firehouse. Attendees included, from left:
                        Gregory T. Mayes ’95, Alan Benjamin ’89, Joan Metzler ’00,
                        Patrick Farley ’98, Matthew R. Walker ’96, Michael Adler ’98, and
                        Director of Alumni Affairs and Development Matthew Konchel ’98.



                      CENTENNIAL SOCIETY
                      The following graduates and friends contributed
                   or pledged at least $100,000 to the Law School’s
                   Centennial Campaign. The Law School deeply
                   appreciates their generous support.
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                                                                                 BEASLEY SCHOOL OF LAW ALUMNI NEWS



                                                                                  Public Interest Scholars Program
                                                                                                                                                                 •    WINTER 2000-01




                      Paul and Barbra Andrisani
                      Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll
                      Leonard Barrack ’68
                                                                                     Educates Future Leaders
                      James E. Beasley ’56




                                                                                                                                                                                                           KELLY & MASSA
                      Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley
                      Robert C. Daniels ’62
                                                                                                     ,a
                      Carla Dowben ’55                                                   Marlo Cohen
                                                                                                      music major
                      Duane Morris & Heckscher                                        psychology and
                                                                                                       , New York,
                      E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company
                                                                                      from Long Island
                      Edward Spencer Ellers ’75                                                         r Hispanic
                      Jack E. Feinberg ’57                                            is an advocate fo
                                                                                                        ren.
                      Alan S. ’71 and Judith Eichen ’73 Fellheimer                     women and child        s, a
                                                                                                      rubb
                      Raymond P. Forceno ’64                                              Rhonda K. G
                                                                                                        from Euless,
                      General Motors Company                                           former Mormon
                                                                                                        ith disabled
                      Howard Gittis                                                    Texas, worked w
                                                                                                          r families.
                                                                                        children and thei
                      Arnold Glaberson ’65
                      Bertram H. ’71 and Alan Horowitz                                                 John       son
                                                                                           Donna Marie
                      Independence Foundation                                                              te from New
                      Marina Kats ’88                                                   is a youth advoca
                                                                                                          Jersey who
                      Allen Lesley ’40 and Elizabeth Lloyd Lesley                       Brunswick, New
                                                                                                           ls at a soup
                      Peter J. Liacouras                                                 once ate her mea
                      The Luce Foundation                                                kitchen.                              Temple’s first public interest scholars (from left): Marlo Cohen,
                                                                                                               -born
                                                                                             Fairfax, Virginia
                      Elden and Mildred Magaw                                                                                  Rhonda K. Grubbs, Nancy C. MacEoin, and Donna Marie Johnson,
                      Vincent J. Marella ’72                                                              Eoin helped          attended a lecture by Robert G. Schwartz ’75 (center), Director of
                                                                                          Nancy C. Mac
                      Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin                                             le in Las Vegas    the Juvenile Law Center.
                      Louis Matkoff ’32                                                   low-income peop
                                                                                                            ts under the
                      Microsoft Corporation                                               secure their righ                                  Marlo Cohen
                                                                                                            Disabilities
                      Philadelphia Corporation for the Aging                               Americans with
                                                                                                             and public                         Five years after Marlo Cohen graduated summa cum
                      Roy Pressman ’19
                                                                                           Act, and welfare
                      Arthur G. Raynes ’59                                                                                                   laude from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in
                      Percival Robert Rieder ’32 and Mary Taubel Rieder                    housing reforms.                                  psychology and music, she was the leading expert on
                      Joel E. Rome ’62                                                                                                       battered immigrant women’s legal rights in Iowa. The
                      Robert A. Rovner ’68                                                                                                   30-year-old from Long Island, New York began her
                      Leonard Rubin ’49                                                   Although the backgrounds and ambitions of          career teaching music and foreign languages at a
                      Francis A. Scanlan ’50                                          these four women differ, they share the desire to      California prep school and playing piano on weekends.
                      Marcus B. Sacks ’31 and Annie Sacks                             help others, and have chosen law school as the way     She soon discovered that she wanted music to remain a
                      James G. Schmidt ’28                                            to best achieve that goal. Together, Cohen, Grubbs,
                      Murray H. Shusterman ’36                                                                                               passion, not a paycheck.
                                                                                      Johnson, and MacEoin comprise the first group of          After two years at Claremont Day School, Cohen
                      Alan H. Silverstein ’75
                                                                                      Public Interest Scholars at Temple University James    joined the Peace Corps and traveled to Honduras, where
                      The Starr Foundation
                                                                                      E. Beasley School of Law. The program, launched        she created and implemented a training program for
                      Temple Law Alumni Association
                      Temple Law School Faculty                                       this year, provides tuition support and special        rural teachers. She also formed a student music/theater/
                      The Trace Foundation                                            educational opportunities to outstanding students      puppetry troupe that advanced social issues within
                      William Penn Foundation                                         who demonstrate commitment to public interest          the community.
                      Deborah R. Willig ’75                                           work, exhibit leadership potential, and intend to         After returning from the Peace Corps, Cohen knew
                      Arthur A. Wolk ’68                                              pursue a career in public interest.                    that she wanted to continue to work with Hispanic
                                                                                                                                             women and children. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa,
                                                                                                                                             where she spent 18 months working at the city’s only
                                                                                                                                             domestic violence shelter, the Family Violence Center.
                    TOTAL CASH CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEMPLE LAW SCHOOL 1991 – 2000*                                                                  “I found my life’s passion—working as an advocate
                                                                                                               $3,444,676                    for victims of domestic violence, specifically immigrant
                 FY2000
                                                                                                                                             women and their children,” Cohen says. While
                 FY1999                                                                                                 $12,292,390          counseling victims of abuse, Marlo realized that the
                                                                                                                                             safety needs of Hispanic women were being virtually
                 FY1998                                                                   $3,252,727                                         ignored. So she wrote, applied for, and received a
                                                                                                                                             federal grant to start the first Hispanic outreach program
                 FY1997                                                          $2,906,074                                                  within the center. She worked with leaders in the
                                                                                                                                             immigrant community to educate these women on their
                 FY1996                            $2,127,137                                                                                rights and prepared her colleagues to better serve the
                                                                                                                                             women through cultural awareness workshops and
                 FY1995                                                  $2,427,945
                                                                                                                                             Spanish language classes. Cohen also ran workshops for
                                    $1,048,050                                                                                               legal professionals.
                 FY1994
                                                                                                                                                After learning about an opportunity to teach English
                 FY1993                        $1,475,855                                                                                    in Andorra, Cohen packed her bags. For the next year,
                                                                                                                                             she taught children and business people at the In Lingua/
                 FY1992             $1,063,232                                                                                               Associacis de Dones Migrants Andorranes, while
                                                                                                                                             spending her spare time working on domestic violence
                 FY1991         $772,046                                                                                                     issues with a women’s rights group.
                                                                                                                                                                                 continued on page three
                   * Does not include pledges and government contracts
                                               ESQ. SPOTLIGHT
                                                                                                                      Dunoff Receives Friel/
                                  Arthur Alan Wolk ’68                                                                Scanlan Award
                Wolk wins record verdicts, seeks technical reforms
                             in air catastrophe cases                                                                 Delivers lecture on global trade
                                                                                                                      and the WTO
       Renowned aviation expert Arthur A. Wolk                   The late Ralph Norvell had just become dean.
   is the newest member of the Law School’s                  “Ralph was a very tough guy. But he had some




                                                                                                                                                                                         KELLY & MASSA
                                                                                                                          Professor Jeffrey
   Centennial Society.                                       standards that I admired. For example, he required       Dunoff, one of the leading
       Founder of Wolk & Genter, Wolk is a gladiator         all students to wear a jacket and tie . . . he said,     international law scholars
   of the wild blue yonder, who seeks redress for the        if you’re going to be a lawyer, you should act like      of his generation,
   victims of air crashes, including, most recently,         a lawyer.”                                               delivered this year’s Friel/
   Egypt Air 990 and Alaska Air 261. During the                  That was fine with Wolk, who was too poor for        Scanlan lecture entitled
   past decade alone, he has generated verdicts and          a fancy wardrobe. “I was wearing hand-me-down            “Global Trade and the
   settlements for hundreds of millions                      suits from my brother who was in business. So for        Millennium: What’s
   of dollars.                                                                         me, a jacket and tie was de    Wrong with the WTO?”




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       But that’s only half                                                            rigueur—that’s what I had.”        In the November 16
   of Wolk’s mission.                                                                      After graduation, Wolk     talk Dunoff addressed the
   He also pressures                                                                   went to work for the           political and doctrinal
   government agencies,                                                                Defense Department, doing      pressures operating on the
   airlines and airplane                                                               procurement. Next he was       World Trade Organization
   manufacturers to make                                                               hired by an attorney to do     (WTO) following last
   changes which will prevent                                                          plaintiff’s personal injury    year’s “Battle in Seattle.”
   future air catastrophes.                                                            work, but found he didn’t      He argued that the WTO is
       Wolk’s firm includes                                                            like the work. “I decided to   in a time of fundamental transition and that the strategies used
   Temple Law grads                                                                    become a pilot,” he says.      to address this transition have been ineffectual if not
   Richard E. Genter ’79 and                                                           “When I became a pilot,        counterproductive, and suggested strategies that the WTO
   Catherine B. Slavin ’86.                                                            I figured I could put the      might employ to successfully manage the transition era.
   The firm also works with                                                            two together and be a              Each fall a member of the law faculty is selected to receive
   a team of airplane experts                                                          lawyer doing aviation kinds    the Friel/Scanlan award in recognition of superior scholarship.
   who help investigate                                                                of things.”                    Dunoff, this year’s recipient, is Director of Temple’s
   aviation accidents.                                                                     That opportunity came      Transnational Law Program. He will receive research support
       Wolk & Genter’s                                                                 when Wolk was hired by         from the Friel/Scanlan Scholarship Fund, one of the first funds
   Philadelphia office would                                                           the family of an airport       in the country to provide grants to law faculty engaged in
   entrance any kid—or                                                                 owner who was killed in        significant research.
   grownup—in love with                                                                an accident. He says, “I           Dunoff has written extensively about international law; his
   airplanes. Gleaming model airplanes line the walls.       investigated and got the National Transportation         most recent publications include “The Death of the Trade
   A large model of the Grumman F9F-2 Panther jet            Safety Board to change their probable cause of the       Regime,” in the European Journal of International Law,
   fighter Wolk used to own and fly in air shows is          accident. That was my first aviation case—               “Economic Analysis of International Law,” in the Yale Journal
   suspended over the receptionist desk. Cutaways of         Hortman vs. Piper Aircraft Corporation.                  of International Law, and “Border Patrol at the WTO,” in the
   propellers sit on tables and airplane paintings hang          “After that case, everybody started to send me       Yearbook of International Environmental Law. His scholarship
   in the entrance hall.                                     work. I realized then that the only way I could          has also appeared in several edited books and other leading
       They are handsome complements to the                  really do this was to refuse to do any other kind        legal journals, including the American Journal of International
   charcoal, rose and cream decor. But each represents       of work.”                                                Law, Journal of International Economic Law, Harvard
   a case, and too often, what Wolk grimly calls                 By 1980, Wolk & Genter was able to                   Environmental Law Review and Columbia Journal of
   “the horrible smell of death.”                            concentrate solely in the area of airplane cases, or     Transnational Law.
       Wolk believes many terrible air crashes are           airlaw, as Wolk puts it. Clients come mostly by              Among his other professional activities, Dunoff is currently
   caused by negligence or mechanical defects. He            referral from other lawyers, but also from Wolk’s        a member of the EPA’s National Advisory Committee, Vice-
   cites the Boeing 737 rudder as one example,               many appearances as an aviation expert on national       Chair of the American Society of International Law’s
   starting with the 1991 crash of United 585 in             and local television, from interviews in other media     International Economic Law Group and Associate Editor of
   Colorado Springs.                                         and from the firm’s web site. Wolk has also written      the Yearbook of International Environmental Law. In 1999, he
       Two hours after the plane crashed, Wolk               numerous articles on aviation issues.                    was appointed a Visiting Associate Professor of Public and
   appeared on “Larry King Live.” “They asked me                 During a typical day, Wolk works, often at           International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at
   what I thought the cause of the accident was.             home, on his computer. He studies thousands of           Princeton University. In 1998, Professor Dunoff served as a
   I said, ‘It’s the rudder.’ ”                              documents, talks to experts or goes out into the         Visiting Fellow at the Center of International Studies at
       After Wolk was hired by a woman whose                 field, checking and testing airplanes. He says,          Princeton and, in 1992, was a Ford Foundation Fellow in
   husband was killed in the crash, he bought pieces         “I’m out there taking depositions—and finally I          Public International Law at Georgetown University.
   of a 737, had his experts test them to failure, and       basically structure the cases—and then to the                A member of the law faculty since 1992, Dunoff received a
   confirmed his theory about the rudder.                    extent necessary, I try them.”                           B.A., magna cum laude, from Haverford College, a J.D., cum
       “I tried to communicate with the federal                  Wolk, who holds an airline transport pilot’s         laude, from New York University, and an LL.M., with
   authorities to say, this is a flaw, this is a problem,    license, continues to fly, although he no longer         distinction, from Georgetown University. At N.Y.U., he
   you need to fix it,” Wolk says. “But because I’m a        appears in air shows. He has always flown afraid,        received the first Morton Geller award, and at Georgetown was
   lawyer, they ignored me.”                                 he says, adding, “It’s been a healthy respect for the    awarded the Thomas Chetwood Prize for distinguished
       When USAir 427 crashed in Pittsburgh for              consequences of either the machine failing or you        academic performance.
   “precisely the same reason,” Wolk continued to            failing the machine.”                                        Following law school, Dunoff clerked for the Honorable
   warn the National Transportation Safety Board. He             Despite his knowledge and caution, Wolk broke        Joseph S. Lord III. He then practiced law for several years in
   says, “Now the Federal Aviation Administration            his back and arm in September, 1996, when his            Washington, D.C. where he represented Latin American, Asian
   has ten years later ordered that Boeing change the        Panther Jet crashed during a landing in Kalamazoo.       and African governments in a variety of international
   rudder design for all Boeing 737s, which will take        “Sometimes there is nothing a pilot can do and           litigations, arbitrations and transactions.
   three to five years. It’s going to take 15 years to fix   that, I believe, is what happened with me,” he says.         Previous recipients of the award are Professors William J.
   an airplane that every moment it flies, risks the             Now that he has given up acrobatic flying, Wolk      Woodward, Jr., David Kairys, David A. Skeel, Amelia H. Boss,
   lives of everybody on it!”                                collects and rides motorcycles. He takes extended        Frank M. McClellan, Laura E. Little, Henry J. Richardson III,
       The son of Russian immigrants, Wolk grew              motorcycle tours several times a year in such            Richard B. Cappalli, and most recently Scott Burris.
   up in the Oxford Circle area of Philadelphia.             places as Spain or the Alps. He is the father of two
   He was crazy about airplanes and dreamed of               sons, William, a 1996 Temple law graduate now
   becoming a pilot. It was an unlikely dream, given         practicing in Miami, and Brian, age 16.
   the family finances.                                          Over the years, Wolk has come to appreciate
       After graduating from Northeast High School,
   Wolk took pre-law studies at Temple University,
   graduating cum laude in 1965. He became a day
                                                             Russell Conwell’s famous “Acres of Diamonds”
                                                             speech. He explains, “You could be a working
                                                             kid from the Northeast with no background in
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PUBLIC INTEREST SCHOLARS
continued from page one                                            Public Interest Scholarship Established
    Back in the United States, Cohen joined the National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence as associate director          by Family of Rita Levine ’74
of public policy. For nearly two years, she wrote,
analyzed, and advocated for federal legislation to                     The family of Rita S. Levine                                               mentally ill and retarded. She
improve the lives of battered women and their children,            ’74 has established a                                                          had worked for the Defender
such as the Violence Against Women Act, which was                  scholarship to provide support                                                 Association since 1973, when
reauthorized by Congress in mid-October.                           for an individual identified as a                                              she was in law school. Ned
    To Cohen, a law degree is the natural next step. “With         public interest scholar.                                                       Levine, her supervisor at the
a law degree, I will not only become a more effective                  A decade after losing their                                                time of her death, described
advocate for these women in civil, criminal, and                   beloved sister, Helene and                                                     Levine, saying: “She had one
immigration courtrooms, I will also work to effect change          Edward Ross ’69 and Joan                                                       of the most developed senses
in the judicial system,” she says. “Victims of domestic            Levine Band and Dr. Richard                                                     of justice that I had ever seen.
violence are often abused twice—first by their husbands            Band decided this opportunity                                                   She was against injustice
or partners, and second by our system of justice. With             for a committed student would                                                   wherever she saw it. She
hard work, determination, and a solid legal education, I           be a fitting tribute to Rita’s                                                  expected government to
hope to make these women’s lives a little bit safer and            passion and dedication to                                                       perform to her expectations—
our justice system a little more just.”                            public interest law.                                                            the way a just government
                                                                       On July 18th 1989, Rita                                                     should perform. If an
Rhonda K. Grubbs                                                   Levine died from injuries she                                                   individual was being denied
    Although Rhonda K. Grubbs left the Mormon faith                received from a terrorist bus                                                   appropriate medical care
behind after she graduated from Brigham Young                      attack in Israel. She was the first American to die in   because they were poor . . . she would use the law to
University and moved to the east coast in 1990, she                the conflict which started in December 1987.             see that the system responded in a fair way.”
retained one central element of the Mormon way of life:                Levine was a public defender in Philadelphia for        Levine was also active in many religious and
service to others.                                                 15 years, where she worked on behalf of the              secular organizations.
    Growing up in Euless, Texas, Grubbs was considered
an exemplary Mormon. “From a young age, I learned
that fulfillment comes from service to others through
speaking at church meetings, leadership in church             After helping her mother babysit children in their home,          MacEoin began to think about studying law as a way
organizations, laboring in the church welfare system,         she found that she liked working with youth best of all.      to effect social change. But first she spent four years
teaching classes, and providing child care,” says the 37-     She was also a volunteer counselor for the New Life           working in the field, as the executive assistant at Legal
year-old. “I began to see service as a powerful vehicle for   Prison Ministry.                                              Process Service and then as a paralegal at Nevada Legal
change in the lives of others, as well as in my own life.”        Johnson knew that she needed to work her way              Services, both in Las Vegas. “Within a few weeks of
As a feminist, however, Grubbs had trouble with some          through college, so she decided to pursue a job that          beginning my position, I was convinced that I had made a
of the teachings of the church, particularly the male         would let her work with at-risk youth and learn about the     proper career choice,”says MacEoin.
hierarchy. But she continued serving the church and at        policies and systems that affected their lives. She began         “While securing $10 in food stamps or an extra seven
the age of 21 spent 16 months in Italy on a mission to        working as a coordinator/advocate for the Middlesex           days in an apartment may not seem as important as other
introduce people to the values and principles of the          Youth Advocate Programs, which work with youth aged 3         issues out there, they are extremely significant to the
Mormon Church.                                                to 19 coming home on parole or out of the family court        client. A law degree will enable me to effectively
    When she returned to the United States, Grubbs            system. Johnson counseled clients, served as a liaison        represent clients and in some way, no matter how small
attended Brigham Young University, where she majored          between the community, families, and the agency, and          or seemingly insignificant, do my part to make a
in family science. She had an internship working with         attended court meetings. Two years later, she was             difference,” says MacEoin.
battered women and rape survivors. “That was the              appointed assistant director of the agency. Six months
beginning of my thinking of law school as an option. As I     before graduating from Rutgers University with a              The Program
accompanied women to court, I wanted to be doing what         Bachelor of Science in Administration of Justice degree,
the attorneys were doing. It was a way I could really                                                                          The Public Interest Scholars Program is funded by
                                                              Johnson was appointed acting director.
make a difference.”                                                                                                         generous gifts from two law school graduates: Leonard
                                                                  Johnson enrolled in law school in order to better
    During her college years, Grubbs realized that she was                                                                  Rubin ’49 and Henry J. Maxmin ’37. Rubin left more
                                                              prepare herself to serve her community. The law is an
a lesbian, and decided to make a break with the Mormon                                                                      than $9 million to the Law School for unrestricted use.
                                                              area where you can create change, whether it be in
Church. Eventually moving to Virginia, Grubbs spent                                                                         He ran a general law practice in Philadelphia and was
                                                              policy, the courtroom, or helping with a nonprofit agency.
nearly eight years helping families. There she worked at                                                                    known for his lifelong commitment to the ideals of the
                                                              “It is my duty to better educate myself. My work has
This Way House, a runaway shelter which provided                                                                            legal profession. During his career, he represented many
                                                              just begun.”
services to a local military base, and later joined the                                                                     poor clients for free.
Child Development Center of Northern Virginia, a non-                                                                          Maxmin also spent his career in private practice,
                                                              Nancy C. MacEoin                                              counseling many successful entrepreneurial business
profit organization that provided early intervention
services for infants and toddlers with disabilities.              Nancy C. MacEoin, a 27-year-old from Fairfax,             leaders and professionals. Maxmin’s gift to the Law
    For five years before enrolling at Temple Law School,     Virginia, has always wanted to do something with her          School was designated for a public interest scholarship.
Grubbs was a service coordinator at the Prince William        life to make a difference. She was inspired by her               Public Interest Scholars receive full tuition for the first
County Community Services Board, which served                 grandfather, a journalist who covered human rights issues     year and half tuition for the second and third years of law
children with disabilities. Working closely with the          in Latin and Central America and Northern Ireland and         school, and are provided with the following:
parents of disabled children, she coordinated plans to        has written several books on the subject.                       • A public interest seminar
meet the children’s developmental needs and provided              MacEoin first got involved with helping others at the       • A faculty mentor
continuing support services. She educated parents about       age of 14, when she and some high school friends joined         • Two summer public interest internships
their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities          Amnesty International, an organization she is still             • A public interest course focusing on high profile and
Education Act.                                                involved with today. She organized students to do letter-         landmark cases and taught by the lawyers involved in
    “As I witnessed others utilize the law as a powerful      writing campaigns for various human rights issues and             the cases
tool to help people, my desire to attend law school           raised awareness of these problems among her fellow             • Clinicals working with low-income clients
increased. Public interest law presents the greatest          students. This experience inspired MacEoin to learn more        • Writing skills refinement
opportunity for me to make a direct, positive impact on       about the economic, historical, and political background        • A culminating group project that will benefit
the lives of others.”                                         of other countries in order to better understand their            Temple’s public interest community
                                                              human rights situations. She was especially interested in
Donna Marie Johnson                                           Latin America.                                                Scholars Choose Temple for
                                                                  During college at Virginia Commonwealth University,
   Donna Marie Johnson has been involved with soup
                                                                                                                            Public Interest Study
                                                              where she majored in history, she made a commitment to
kitchens for as long as she can remember—first as a           learning Spanish by declaring it her minor. After                In choosing Temple, Cohen, Grubbs, Johnson,
recipient of her daily meals and then as a volunteer. As a    graduating magna cum laude, MacEoin traveled to               and MacEoin were all attracted by the law school’s
child, she accompanied her grandmother and mother to          Quetzaltenango, Guatamala, where she enrolled in an           outstanding reputation and its commitment to public
Elijah’s Promise South Kitchen to eat. She learned the        intensive one-on-one language course at El Centro de los      interest. “It’s nice to be in an environment where being a
meaning of community service early.                           Estudios de Español. At this school, run by Guatemalan        public interest lawyer is embraced,” says Cohen. “What
   “Even while we were eating at the soup kitchen, when       teachers who engage their students in projects to help the    we’ve been exposed to in two months is more than I
we finished our food, we would go back in the kitchen         local community, MacEoin first learned that it took more      could have expected in three years.”
and wash the dishes. My grandmother really stressed that      than anger about a situation and the desire to make a            After graduating from law school, Cohen plans to
we didn’t take things for granted; we had to work,”           difference to effectively institute change. That summer,      continue working with battered women. She will use her
remembers Johnson.                                            she helped build latrines and stoves and prepare food for     law school years to explore three possible career tracks:
   Once her family got back on its feet, Johnson and her      more than 500 children a day. She witnessed everything        criminal defense, community organizations, and the
grandmother continued to volunteer at the soup kitchen,       she had read about: impoverished indigenous                   development of an international model of violence
a collaborative effort of Christian churches in New           communities, military control, and the effects of years       against women. Johnson wants to work for a public
Brunswick, New Jersey, where Johnson grew up.                 of civil war. But when MacEoin tried to discuss her           interest agency, helping homeless people or youth.
   Today, the 22-year-old serves on the soup kitchen’s        impressions with her teacher, she learned that the teacher    Grubbs and MacEoin plan to use the program’s two
board. Throughout high school and college, Johnson            had observed similar conditions in West Virginia on a trip    internships and other program activities to explore their
volunteered at agencies and institutions that serve youth,    to observe classes in elementary schools.                     career options.
senior citizens, people living with HIV, and the homeless.                                                                                                               —Lori DeMilto

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                                                                                                                                                         CLASS NOTES
                                                           Richard A. Brennan            Jennifer Kessel           1967
           FIRM AND                                        Samantha L. Brenner           Kathleen Kirkpatrick
                                                                                                                  The Honorable Phyllis W. Beck
                                                           Leslie S. Britt               Emily Kiser
        CORPORATION                                        Charles P. Burns              Jeremy M. Klass          was one of nine women selected
                                                                                                                  as Distinguished Daughters of
                                                           Jin Suk Byun                  Paul P. Kranick
    SOLICITATION PROGRAM                                   Lea Campbell                  Nanda Kumar
                                                                                                                  Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                  Governor Tom Ridge. Beck was
           1999-2000                                       Deborah L. Canty              Denise L. Ladner         the first woman elected to serve
                                                           Michael D. Caramelo           Ginger Lane              on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court.
    Firm or Corporation              % Alums Giving        Bart A. Cerami                Douglas Lee
                                                           Darlene Chan                  Sophia Lee                1971
    Abrahams Lowenstein Bushman
      & Kauffman                                 43%       Darren Check                  Kassem L. Lucas          Stewart M. Weintraub, a partner
                                                           Sungja Cho                    Jeremiah M. Luongo       at Schnader Harrison Segal &
    Astor Weiss Kaplan                           33%
                                                           Gerald Clarke                 Joseph Malfitano         Lewis, has been elected President
    Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll            58%       Angela Cohen                  Sabrina R. Mays          of the American Jewish Congress
    Blank Rome Comisky & McCauley                60%       Alan M. Conn                  Michael McGuigan         for the Pennsylvania region. A
                                                           Kimberly S. Cook              Lorraine McLaughlin      member for 12 years, Weintraub
    Cozen & O’Connor                             49%
                                                           Julia E. Coombs               Toya McLendon            has been chair or co-chair of its
    Dechert Price & Rhoads                       28%                                                              commission on law and social
                                                           Neil Daeubler                 Eric McNeil
    Dessen, Moses & Sheinoff                     33%       Jeffrey B. Datz               Karen M. McWilliams      action for six years. He is a
                                                           Alphonso David                Mario Mestichelli        member of Schnader’s litigation
    Dilworth Paxson                              25%
                                                                                                                  service department and the tax
                                                           Laura E Davis                 Joan V. Metzler
    Drinker Biddle & Reath                       56%                                                              practice group, specializing in
                                                           Mark J. Davis                 Richard T. Micco
    Duane, Morris & Heckscher                    46%                                                              state and local tax law.
                                                           Michael Devlin                John Mifka
    Fox Rothschild O’Brien & Frankel             84%       Denise D’Onofrio              Byung-Chan Moon           1974
    German, Gallagher & Murtagh                  57%       Joseph R Harris Doyle         Anne Marie J. Moore                      Thomas J.
                                                           Andrea M. D’souza             Cliff A. Morales                         Bucknum has
    Klehr, Harrison, Harvey, Branzburg
                                                           Jennifer E. Dubas             Kobie Morgan                             been general
      & Ellers                                   87%
                                                           Larry Dubinski                Jessica Natali                           counsel of Biogen,
    Margolis Edelstein                           84%       Audrey Dudley                 Rise P. Newman                           a leading
    Marshall, Dennehey, Warner,                            Michael Eckhardt              Man-Yuen Ng                              biotechnology
     Coleman & Goggin                            73%       Jon Eliason                   Trang Nguyen                             pharmaceutical
    Mesirov Gelman Jaffe Cramer & Jamison        29%       Beth Ann Erb                  Amy N. Niedzalkoski      company, since 1999. Prior to that
                                                           Laurianne Falcone             Joanne Y. Park           he spent 25 years with DuPont,
    Miller, Alfano & Raspanti                    40%                                                              and from 1990 to 1999 was
                                                           Jennifer Falgie               Myung Park
    Montgomery, McCracken,                                 Bradley Farrell               Jennifer J. Peru         general counsel and in charge of
     Walker & Rhoads                             75%       Bernadette S. Finch           Christopher Pielli       government and public affairs for
    Morgan, Lewis & Bockius                      25%                                                              DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals
                                                           Jeffrey M. Forsyth            Herb J. Pinder
                                                                                                                  before joining Biogen.
    Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel           45%       Thomas Forsyth                Darryl Poindexter
                                                           Nancy P. Fratz                Cecelia E. Ponce          1975
    Pepper Hamilton                              32%
                                                           Jennifer L. Friedrich         Robert Price
    Reed Smith Shaw & McClay                     50%                                                              Terri N. Gelberg, president of
                                                           Beth Friel                    Lakema Pridgen           Gelberg & Associates, was an
    Saul, Ewing, Remick & Saul                   62%       Neysa Froman                  James G. Prokopiak       invited speaker at the ABA’s
    Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis              31%       Elizabeth M. Garcia           Mandy Racines            annual meeting in London,
                                                           Dorota Gasienica              Sudha V Raja             England, in conjunction with the bar of England and
    Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young               43%
                                                           Aliena J. Gerhard             Barbara Renkert          Wales. The program was entitled “David vs. Goliath:
    White and Williams                           27%       John P. Giangiulio            Natalie M. Ricco         Solo and Small Firm Practitioners among Global Law
    Woodcock Washburn Kurtz                                Kelley Gillette               Annemarie Rizzi          Firms.”
     Mackiewicz & Norris                         71%       Sarah L. Gitchell             Jane V. Rogers           Robert Weiner, a councilman of New Castle County,
    Zarwin, Baum, DeVito, Kaplan                           Zachary Glaser                Mariana Rossman          Delaware since 1996, has been named chairman of the
      & O’Donnell                                67%       Melanie S. Goddard            Helen Saltsgiver         National Association of Counties’ subcommittee on land
                                                           Dennis P. Graeber             Holly Sando              use and growth management. The subcommittee is
                                                           Robert J. Gray                Priya Sankaranarayanan   dedicated to matters relating to comprehensive planning,
                                                           Shari C. Gribbin              Suchitra J. Satpathi     coastal zone management, growth management, and
                                                           Michael C. Gross              Jerome G. Schaefer       energy facilities siting.
Neil W. Clark                   Laura E. Stegossi          Kristen Gurdin                Daniel M. Schaffzin       1976
Anthony S. Disandro             Peter F. Stine             David Gvtowski                Kathleen Schatz
Carolin N. Dungan               Janis Camille Streeter     Lisa C. Harding               Sandra M. Severson       The Honorable Petrese Brown Tucker has been
Patrick Farley                  Kathleen Wallace           Adrienne Hart                 Maia M. Silvestro        appointed by President Clinton to the United States
                                                           John M. Hayburn               Roger A. Smith
                                                                                                                  District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Krista Frankina Fiore           Jay Wells
                                                                                                                  Tucker is the first African American female to sit as a
Kristina Frank                  Robert Williams            Sui L. Heaven                 Harriett T. Spencer
                                                                                                                  federal judge in Pennsylvania. Prior to her appointment
Allison Zajdowicz Gifford                                  Jason Herron                  Dennis A. Spisak         she served 13 years as a judge of the Philadelphia Court
                                CLASS OF 1999
Randi L. Goldstein                                         Cindy J. Hinkle               Eric D. Strand           of Common Pleas.
                                Oliver Barber
Derek Green                                                Lauren Hirsch                 Dawn Marie Tancredi
                                Joseph P. Braun
Arkadiy Grinshpun                                          Daniel J. Holmander           Kathleen K. Tice          1978
                                Eric Brown
Keisha Hegamin                                             Melissa Holstein              Kevin L. Todd            Christina M. Kane, a sole practitioner in Newtown
                                Stacey McKee Coggins
Christopher L. Herrington                                  Jennifer Holumzer             Robert E. Tootle         Square, Pennsylvania, has been appointed treasurer of the
                                James H. Cole
Kimberly M. Hirshberg                                      Melissa Holzman               Joshua G. Villari        board of directors of DELARC, the Delaware County
                                Christin E. Connolly
Brendan S. Joyce                                           Ian Hood                      Rachel Volkman           Association for the Rights of Citizens with Mental
                                Thomas M. Cusack
Julia C. Kellison                                          Patricia B. Hood              Michael S. Waddington    Retardation.
                                Jeanine A. Hillesland
John R. Kelsey                                             Richard J. Hughes             James P. Walsh
                                David M. Mandell
Peter A. Keon                                              David Hutt                    Sean Wee                               Mark L. Silow has been reappointed
                                John M. McCafferty
Sean P. Kilkenny                                           Shelley R. James              Thomas G. Whalen                       chair of the tax and estates department at
                                David M. Perry
Lisa K. Koebbe                                             Sonia James                   Megan Whiteside                        Fox Rothschild O’Brien & Frankel. Silow
                                Adam D. Schneider
Baotran H. Lee                                             Kimberly A. Johnson           Deneen Wilkerson                       is a partner in the Philadelphia office and
                                Eric Trachtenberg
Kathryn Lee                                                Stephanie Johnson             Dionne M. Williams                     concentrates his practice on business and
                                Samuel S. Woodhouse
Cara Levy                                                  April C. Joyce                Michael J. Wodotinsky                  tax planning, corporate acquisitions and
                                Pyong W. Yoon
Edward W. Louden                                           Avril S. Kaltenbaugh          Ted Wohn                               dispositions, real estate, estate planning,
John-Paul Madden                CLASS OF 2000              Suzanne Kaplan                Pamela Wu                and employee benefits.
William Matthews                Elizabeth Fasoldt Abrams   Jane Kauh                     Brian Zeiger
                                Jennifer Abramson                                                                  1980
David S. McLaughlin                                        Monica R. Keitt               Victoria L. Zellers
Laura M. McLaughlin             Claire L. Addison                                                                 Mary Kennard, university counsel and vice president at
Jay N. Messenger                Debra A. Allen                                                                    American University, has won a “Telly” for a sexual
Janet M. Mullen-Krimm           Demaris Ally               Every effort has been made to avoid errors in the      harassment training tape that she coproduced and
Anita J. Murray                 Erica N. Bacich            compilation of the 1999-2000 Development Report,       coanchored. The Telly Award is a national competition
                                Brian J. Barakat           which lists gifts made from July 1, 1999 to June 30,   for people who create commercials, films, and videos.
Jonathan C. Noble
Jeffrey O’Donnell               Irina G. Basova            2000. If you notice any mistakes, call the Office of
                                                                                                                   1982
Andrew F. Pratt                 Ann E. Beatus              Alumni Affairs at (215) 204-8979, and please accept
                                Mia L. Belk                our apology.                                           In October, Mary DeFusco Ochal received the Saint
Andrew R. Prusky
                                Arik T. Ben-Ari                                                                   Thomas More Award, presented by the Saint Thomas
Curtis R. Quay
                                Michael Bertin                                                                    More Society of Philadelphia.
James J. Reynolds
Michelle A. Rick                Steven W. Besack
Joshua E. Scarpello             Kevin Birley
Tami T. Sembrano                Trino Boix
David M. Sensenig               John Bonaccorsi
Matthew J. Siegel               Edward J. Bonett


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 1983                                                         1992

Diane Gibbons has been appointed district attorney for       Doneene K. Damon has been honored by the                        PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOWSHIPS
Bucks County, Pennsylvania by the board of judges,
filling the vacancy created when Alan Rubenstein
                                                             multicultural judges and lawyers section of the Delaware
                                                             Bar Association. Damon is vice president and director at        AWARDED TO TWO TEMPLE GRADS
became a judge. Gibbons has worked for the district          Richards Layton & Finger.
                                                                                                                                The National Association for Public Interest Law
attorney’s office since 1984.                                Helen R. Heifets has been named a shareholder at                (NAPIL) awarded post-graduate fellowships to
George Greatrex has recently joined Shivers, Spielberg       Bazelon Less & Feldman, where she concentrates her              Emiko Furuya ’99, and Shirley Robinson ’99. They
& Gosnay as a partner in their Cherry Hill, New Jersey       practice in commercial litigation, insurance, and               were chosen from a pool of about 2300 applicants.
office The firm concentrates in the areas of asbestos        construction law.                                                  Furuya is working for Advocates for Basic Legal
litigation, toxic tort, products liability, medical                                                                          Equality in Toledo, Ohio, providing legal assistance
                                                             Kamal Jafarnia has accepted a position with PFPC
negligence, and HMO litigation. Last year Greatrex was                                                                       to immigrants and migrant farmworkers, with an
                                                             Worldwide, where he will be the vice president of sales         emphasis on helping them obtain the full benefits
a featured speaker at the Asbestos Litigation Seminar in     and marketing, investment partnership, and hedge fund           and privileges of U.S. citizenship.
Chicago. He also practices in the area of homeowner/         industry accounting and servicing.                                 Robinson is spending her fellowship at
condominium association law. He lives in Mt. Laurel,                                                                         Covenant House New Jersey Youth Advocacy
                                                             Ronald Lebovits is a senior trial attorney in the nursing
New Jersey with his wife, Chrissie, and two children,                                                                        Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. At Covenant
                                                             home litigation division of Zarwin Baum DeVito Kaplan
Emily and Casey.                                                                                                             House, she represents older adolescents, who
                                                             O’Donnell & Schauer. Lebovits has represented victims
Peter Brampton Koelle has a dual appointment in                                                                              might otherwise face homelessness, in voluntary
                                                             of institutional elder abuse and neglect since 1998.
Spanish and Hebrew and Judaic Studies this semester at                                                                       foster care placements.
Bryn Mawr College where he is teaching a new course           1993
on Sephardic history.
                                                             Edward Grieff writes, “In June I was elevated to junior
 1984                                                        partner at Hale and Dorr, where I am a member of
                                                                                                                             1998
                                                             the intellectual property department in the firm’s
William L. Foley Jr. has co-founded the firm of Foley        Washington, D.C. office.”                                      In September, Mathias (Matt) A. Jaren, LL.M. in
and Gulasarian in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The firm                                                                      Trial Advocacy, presented a section of his doctoral
will concentrate on workers’ compensation.                   Abigail Sullivan has joined Bracewell & Patterson as an
                                                             associate in its litigation group. The firm is in Houston,     dissertation, “In Search of a Legal Theory Engine—
Karen Lupuloff writes, “I joined the New York State          Texas.                                                         Methodological Considerations,” at Oxford University
Office of the Attorney General’s Medicaid fraud control                                                                     Law School’s Center for Socio-Legal Studies.
unit in August, 1999. I hold one of two assistant deputy      1994
                                                                                                                            Brian M. Marriot has joined Rawle & Henderson,
attorney general positions and assist the deputy attorney                                                                   where he will concentrate on the defense of commercial
                                                             Chris and Analisa Sondergaard proudly announce
general in charge of the unit to oversee investigations                                                                     motor vehicles.
                                                             the birth of Nicholas Randle on September 20. He joins
and manage our 300 member staff.”
                                                             3-year-old brother Christian Edward. Chris is with the
                                                                                                                             1999
 1985                                                        special narcotics division of the Philadelphia District
                                                             Attorney’s Office, and Analisa is with the family              Sonia Di Valerio is an associate in the commercial
Susan Nicholas and her 10-year-old daughter Maggie           violence and sexual assault unit of the Philadelphia           motor vehicle group of Rawle & Henderson.
traveled to the island of Crete this summer with Global      District Attorney’s Office.
Volunteers, a non-profit organization that offers service                                                                   Linda M. Hee recently joined the AIDS Law Project
projects in 18 countries. In Crete, the team of volunteers    1995                                                          as a staff attorney, where she will be specializing in
taught conversational English to local children.                                                                            bankruptcy and immigration.
                                                             Matt Dickstein has joined the San Francisco firm of
                                                             Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass. Dickstein is fluent in           2000
 1986
                                                             Mandarin Chinese, and has experience in transactions           Lisa M. Constance is an associate at Schnader Harrison
Michael O’Rourke, the business administrator of York,        related to the People’s Republic of China.
Pennsylvania, and his wife Janet are the proud parents of                                                                   Segal & Lewis and is a member of the business services
2-year-old Susie Amelia Lin O’Rourke, adopted from the        1996                                                          department and the real estate practice group.
People’s Republic of China.                                                                                                 Lauren T. Hirsch is an associate at Schnader Harrison
                                                             Steven Schildt has joined White and Williams as an
               Daniel G. Ronca has joined Rubin,                                                                            Segal & Lewis and is in the litigation services
                                                             associate in its commercial litigation department.
               Glickman and Steinberg as an associate                                                                       department there.
               attorney, working with a concentration in      1997                                                          Jonathan Hirshey has joined the New York City firm of
               family law. Ronca was previously a                                                                           Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft as an associate in its
                                                             J. Christopher Erb writes, “I left Reed Smith Shaw &
               senior trial attorney for Prudential                                                                         real estate department.
                                                             McClay in May to open my own law practice, the Erb
               Insurance, and was a deputy attorney          Law Firm, concentrating on tax, corporate, and                 Han Nguyen is an associate at Schnader Harrison Segal
               general with the Office of the Attorney       international matters.” Erb recently published an article,     & Lewis and is a member of the litigation services
General from 1990-93.                                        “Visa Alternatives for Business Travelers” in German           department.
 1987                                                        American Trade Magazine, and “So You Want to Be an
                                                             International Lawyer?” will be the cover story in the
Gary M. Tocci, a partner at Schnader Harrison Segal &        January, 2001 issue of Student Lawyer.                             1986
Lewis, spoke at the “Pennsylvania Payroll Basics”
                                                                              William C. Hussey II has joined White                             Gwen Stern has returned to the
seminar in September. The seminar included the topics
                                                                              and Williams as an associate in its                               Philadelphia office of White and
of Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, wage
                                                                              business department. Hussey focuses his                           Williams as a part-time associate in
garnishments, and unemployment compensation. Tocci is
                                                                              practice in the areas of general corporate,                       the firm’s sports law practice group.
a member of the firm’s labor and employment practice                          tax, and estate planning.
group.                                                                                                                                          Stern is combining her passion for
                                                                              W. Glenn Jensen and his wife proudly                              fitness and the law by focusing her
 1989                                                                         announce the birth of their daughter                              plaintiff’s practice on the
                                                             Lauren Grace. Jensen continues to concentrate in                 representation of athletes who suffer serious or
Natalie Finkelman has joined Shepherd & Associates in
                                                             creditors’ rights and bankruptcy as an associate of the          catastrophic injuries in training or racing accidents.
its Media, Pennsylvania office where she concentrates on
                                                             litigation department at Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson in         She is a triathlete, road racer and has been featured
consumer fraud and antitrust class action litigation. She
                                                             Orlando, Florida.                                                in many national and local magazines, television
was a panelist on “Consumer Class Actions: How to
Challenge Business Misconduct” in June.                                                                                       shows and newspapers for her motivational fitness
                                                                                                                              business and inspirational exercise audiotapes.
Patricia O’Malley, of Rymal & O’Malley, has returned


                                                                       S YOUR NEWS!
from South Korea where she presented the master                                                                               Editor’s note: The September, 2000 ESQ.
franchising agreement for the first home care company in                                                                      inaccurately reported that Ms. Stern had given up
the country. O’Malley is general counsel to Griswold
Special Care, a home care enterprise that franchises
national and international operations. O’Malley and her
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managing partner, Stephen M. Rymal ’89, concentrate          Dear Temple Law Graduate,
in construction, commercial and intellectual property law      Please send us news of your recent professional accomplishments or contributions to your community.
in their offices in Moorestown, New Jersey, and Media,
                                                              _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Pennsylvania. Rymal has also been appointed to the
board of directors for the Perkins Art Center in              _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Moorestown, New Jersey.
                                                              _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
 1991

Michael L. Kichline has been elected partner in the           _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
litigation department of Dechert Price & Rhoads, where
                                                             Name __________________________________________________________        Phone _______________________________________
he is a member of the complex commercial litigation and
antitrust practice groups. Kichline and his wife, Michelle   Address (change of address only) _________________________________________________________________________________
Haris Kichline ’92, have a daughter, Amanda, age 2.
                                                              _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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                IN MEMORIAM
               Joseph Ominsky ’28                            Send to: Janet Goldwater
                                                                      Temple Esq.                                                        Date ____________________________________
                 Arthur Harris ’43
                                                                      Temple University School of Law
                John R. Harris ’63                                                                                                       Class of _______ Degree _________________
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              Pamela W. Higgins ’72
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   An invitation . . .                                                                              GIFT OF CERAMIC ART BRIGHTENS KLEIN LOBBY
      to alumni and students to write in                                                                   Artist Barbara Schaff donates art to Law School

      support of the nomination of                                                                     Local painter                                                         Walley. Schaff’s




                                                                                                                                                                       KELLY & MASSA
                                                                                                   Barbara Schaff has                                                        father practiced law

      Professor Nancy Knauer                                                                       donated five pieces
                                                                                                   of her artwork—
                                                                                                   hand-pressed tile
                                                                                                                                                                             in New Jersey after
                                                                                                                                                                             graduating from
                                                                                                                                                                             Rutgers Law
      as a Great Teacher of Temple University                                                      paintings—to hang in
                                                                                                   the lobby of the law
                                                                                                                                                                             School, and Schaff
                                                                                                                                                                             selected Temple for
       Are you one of Professor Nancy J.                                                           school’s Klein Hall.                                                      having “the same
   Knauer’s many fans? Do you count                                                                Schaff’s abstract tile                                                    egalitarian bent” that
   yourself among those who were happily                                                           groupings provide a                                                       attracted her father
   surprised to find that tax could be                                                             dramatic focus amidst                                                     to Rutgers.
   interesting, even exciting? Maybe you                                                           the neutral shades of                                                         Schaff’s ceramic
   took a class in Property, Trusts and                                                            the lobby, which was                                                      paintings and her
   Estates, or Sexual Orientation and the                                                          renovated in 1999.                                                        current medium of
   Law. Or perhaps you are an admirer of                                                               With a studio in                                                      choice, oil paintings,
   her cutting edge scholarship in the areas                                                       Northern Liberties,                                                       have been described
   of same-sex domestic violence,                                                                  Schaff feels a                                                            as abstract realism,
   heteronormativity and federal tax policy,                                                       strong affinity for                                                       although she
   or charitable organizations.                                                                    Philadelphia. “I came                                                     explains: “My
       Professor Knauer is nominated by                                                            to Philadelphia at a turning point in my       work refuses to be pigeon-holed. My
   the law school for the prestigious                                                              personal life,” explains Schaff. “Philly’s     paintings now still resemble landscapes, and
   Temple University Great Teacher Award. Letters written by graduates,                            people and thriving culture were so good to    are more representational than the tile
   students and colleagues in support of this nomination will have a great deal                    me that I wanted to give something back.”      paintings. . . . It’s been my talent in life to
   of weight in the selection process. Three professors will be selected                           Schaff came to Philadelphia in 1990 to         fall between cracks.”
   university-wide in 2001.                                                                        study traditional painting technique at the        Schaff has displayed her work
       The selection committee is particularly interested in letters which                         Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, after a     worldwide. In Philadelphia, two donated
   evaluate the following qualities:                                                               successful career as a ceramicist. Before      works hang in the Prince Theater.
   • mastery of subject area                                                                       closing her ceramics studio in 1990 to         Additionally, two massive pieces are
   • development of effective and innovative teaching methods and materials                        become a student, Schaff designed mostly       installed at WHYY headquarters, and
   • adaptability of teaching to changing populations and trends                                   site-specific commissioned works similar to    she has exhibited in the restaurant of the
   • academic and professional achievements of students                                            those now hanging at the law school.           Philadelphia Museum of Art, Peng Gallery,
   • effective relationships with students, including accessibility                                    The collection came to the law school      Philadelphia Art Alliance, and the
   • leadership in activities outside the classroom, such as curriculum                            after Professor James Strazzella, a fan of     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
     development, program planning, guest lectureships, conference                                 Schaff’s work, heard she was considering       School Print Collection. She has studied art
     participation, accreditation activities                                                       giving some pieces away. Schaff agreed to      at the China National Academy of Fine Art,
       All letters must be kept in confidence from the nominee, and should be                      donate the collection to the law school in     Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and
   sent by December 15, 2000 to:                                                                   honor of her parents, attorney Miron M.        Syracuse University.
              Associate Dean Mark C. Rahdert                                                       Walley and Philadelphia native Silvia S.
              Temple University Beasley School of Law
              1719 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa 19122
              email: mrahdert@vm.temple.edu




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