July 12, 2004 |
Marcus Schoenfeld, 71, of Bryn Mawr, a law professor, optimist and devoted father, died July 5 at home of cardiac arrest due to complications from diabetes. Mr. Schoenfeld, a native New Yorker, received a degree in economics from Harvard College in 1954 and a law degree from Harvard Law School in 1957. He began his career as a professor of law at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Ohio. He joined the faculty of Villanova University School of Law in 1966, where he taught for the next 35 years and met his wife, Lyn Befarah, a law student.
July 28, 2013 |
Warren McElroy Ballard, 102, a professor emeritus at Temple University's School of Law, died Thursday, July 18, of natural causes at his home in Catonsville, Md. A native of St. Louis, Dr. Ballard lived in the same house in Wyndmoor for 51 years before moving in 2002 to a retirement community in Catonsville. As a young man, he was a precocious student. He completed high school in Maplewood, Mo., and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1932 and a master's degree in 1933, both in political science with honors.
March 16, 2014 |
Despite the big titles he held and the grand awards he won, Temple University law professor Edward Ohlbaum was at heart a trial lawyer and teacher, equally comfortable in front of a jury or a classroom. An expert on evidence, an advocate for the American justice system, a defender of children's rights, and the author of three books, Mr. Ohlbaum, 64, died Thursday, March 13, after battling kidney cancer. He kept his medical condition private and continued working until the day before he died.
August 4, 1991 |
Calvin Corman has received the finest tribute he could ask for. A portrait of the Cherry Hill law professor has been hung in the entrance to the School of Law Library at Rutgers University's Camden campus, honoring Corman's 30-year career. He is the first Camden-Rutgers faculty member who was not a dean to have a portrait made. Corman, 70, retired from his full-time job as a professor July 1. Only one other man, Albert Blaustein, has a longer record of uninterrupted service to the school.
June 17, 2016 |
Lewis Becker, 78, of Villanova, a law professor at Villanova University for more than four decades, died Sunday, June 12, of complications from glioblastoma brain cancer at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He had been diagnosed in March, his family said. Professor Becker joined what is now Villanova's Charles Widger School of Law in 1972, rose to professor in 1976, and retired in 2011 as an emeritus professor, although he kept teaching for several more years. "Professor Becker left an indelible mark on the Law School community and the generations of students he educated and inspired," the school said in a tribute on its Facebook page.
September 14, 2013 |
Penelope Pether, 55, of Haverford, a law professor at Villanova University, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, of cancer at Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Pether was a widely published legal scholar, specializing in the theory and practice of judging in the federal courts; feminist legal theory; the history of racial discrimination; and rape-law reform. "Penny Pether was a well-respected educator, dedicated mentor, and beloved friend and colleague," said John Gotanda, dean of the Villanova School of Law. "Her passion for teaching was immeasurable, and her death is a tremendous loss for the Villanova Law community.
February 26, 1997 |
Calvin Wood Corman, 76, professor emeritus at Rutgers Law School and an authority on commercial and contract law, died yesterday at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center/Cherry Hill Division. A Cherry Hill resident since 1962, he was born in Waco, Texas. A widely recognized expert on commercial and contract law, Mr. Corman helped develop international trade legislation that eventually took the form of the international contracts law adopted by Congress in the late 1980s.
May 15, 1995 |
After President Clinton dropped University of Pennsylvania law professor Lani Guinier in 1993 as his nominee to head U.S. civil rights enforcement efforts, she decided that the worst aspect of the whole experience was being "denied the right to speak. " On Friday, as keynote speaker of the 18th Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania, Guinier spoke at length about not only her controversial views on affirmative action, but also about fairness, free expression and the qualities of good leadership.
February 21, 1988 |
When Paul H. Robinson, 39, got tapped to go to Washington to help draw up new guidelines for sentencing every person convicted in the federal court system, he saw it as a once-in-a-century opportunity to make a dramatic impact on the nation's criminal-justice system. Instead, he discovered - to his frustration and disillusionment - that the process was fraught with politics. "It was a historic opportunity missed," said the Collingswood father of two. "That was what was so disappointing to me. " On Feb. 1, Robinson submitted his resignation to the U.S. Sentencing Commission.
March 5, 1987 |
A bank vice president who is a Republican and a law professor who is a Democrat have applied to fill the vacancy on the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners created by the resignation of Francis Doyle. Doyle, a Republican who represented Ward 13 in Merion, has been in ill health and resigned Saturday. His term would have ended Dec. 31. The candidates, Republican Fenton J. Fitzpatrick and Democrat David A. Sonenshein, have both said in interviews that they will run for the seat this year if they are not appointed to fill the vacancy.