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.
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.
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.
May 18, 1998 |
John M. Lindsey, a mentor and inspiration for Temple University Law School students for 34 years, died Thursday of pulmonary fibrosis. He was 66 and lived in Swarthmore. Lindsey was emeritus law professor and former law librarian at Temple Law School. "John Lindsey was a great man," said Peter J. Liacouras, president of Temple University and former dean of the Law School. "His devotion to students and faculty was apparent from his first days as the law librarian. "He transformed the procedures and morale of the law school community to a library-friendly environment - a legacy that will continue for generations.
December 7, 2011 |
Hear the name Anita Hill and you think of a young law professor telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her at work. Twenty years later, Hill has shifted her focus away from the office in a new book that looks at the connection between home and equality. "Home is not just a place, it's also a state of being," Hill explains. In Reimagining Equality: Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home (Beacon Press, $25.95)
July 26, 2007 |
Night transfigures a college campus, especially in winter. Especially in northern latitudes. Charming architecture turns spooky. Gothic towers brood. Footsteps echo under archways. Cold shadows take over dimly lit quadrangles. Bare branches and snow accent the bleakness. "Campuses can be terribly scary places," says Stephen L. Carter. That makes them wonderful places to set a thriller, which is what Yale law professor Carter does in his second novel, New England White (Knopf, $26.95)
August 4, 2008 |
William D. Valente, 83, formerly of Bryn Mawr, a professor at Villanova Law School for almost 30 years and an advocate for Catholic schools, died of complications from cancer Wednesday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Valente was the youngest of 12 children born to immigrant Italian parents. He graduated from Southeast Catholic High School, now St. John Neumann, and was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. He completed Penn law school in two years and was editor of the law review and a member of the Order of the Coif, an honorary scholastic society.