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Dorothy Samuels ’73 Named Senior Fellow of Brennan Center for Justice at NYU

Posted August 12, 2015

Dorothy Samuels ’73, former editorial board member of The New York Times, has joined the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law as a senior fellow. During her 30 years at The Times, Samuels wrote on a wide array of legal and public policy issues, with a particular focus on the justice system, […]

Natalie Watson ’99 Named a 2015 New Leader of the Bar

Posted July 7, 2015
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Natalie Watson ’99 was named a 2015 New Leader of the Bar by New Jersey Law Journal. The New Leaders were selected by a nomination process and chosen by a seven-member judging panel composed of evaluators from all corners of the legal profession around the state of New Jersey. Watson was also profiled in a […]

Patty Gerstenblith ’71 Profiled in Chicago Tribune for Pioneering Work in Cultural Heritage Law

Posted February 12, 2015

The Chicago Tribune has published a lengthy Q&A with Patty Gerstenblith ’71, a distinguished research professor of law at DePaul University and director of its Center for Art, Museum, and Cultural Heritage Law. From the article: Q: How did you become interested in the classics? A: My older brother used to read me myths as […]

Leila Hull ’02 Wins Case Regarding Miranda Rights

Posted December 4, 2014

Leila Hull ’02 recently argued and won a case in New York’s Court of Appeals. According to Appellate Advocates, the Court of Appeals issued a decision striking down the Queens County District Attorney’s Central Booking Interrogation Program because of its unconstitutional use of a pre-Miranda preamble that confused unrepresented persons about their rights. Under the […]

Deborah Lerner ’73 Named One of the Best Lawyers in America

Posted August 28, 2014

Deborah Lerner ’73 was named to the 2015 Best Lawyer in America list by U.S. News & World Report. She has been selected for her efforts in the area of labor and employment law as a partner at Willig, Williams, & Davidson. Lerner was one of 11 members of the Philadelphia firm to be selected […]

Elisa Paster ’94 Joins Glaser Weil as Partner

Posted June 24, 2014

Elisa Paster ’94 has joined the Los Angeles-based law firm Glaser Weil as the firm’s Government and Regulatory Law Practice group as partner. She will represent developers, land owners, investors, and municipal governments in all aspects of land use and entitlement matters, including CEQA, Subdivision Map Act, Planning and Zoning Law compliance, redevelopment areas and […]

Elisa Paster ’94 Named Attorney Partner at Los Angeles Firm

Posted January 16, 2014
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Elisa Paster ’94 was named a partner at Gilchrist & Rutter PC, a Los Angeles-based commercial real estate and business law firm. Paster was one of four newly named partners. According to the press release, Paster represents developers, landowners, investors, and municipal governments in all aspects of land use and entitlement matters. She obtained her Juris […]

Ragia Omran ’94 Selected For 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Posted July 25, 2013
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Ragia Omran ’94 was selected as the honoree for the 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, now in its 30th year. The award initiates a partnership to support Omran’s efforts to advance  women’s rights, the rule of law, and democracy in Egypt through human rights legal advocacy. According to the press release, Omran has […]

Mercedes K. Meyer ’88 Inducted as Secretary of AIPLA

Posted November 15, 2012

Mercedes K. Meyer ’88 was inducted as secretary of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) on Oct. 27 and will serve a one-year post. Meyer is a partner in Drinker Biddle’s Intellectual Property practice group. Meyer focuses her extensive practice on biotechnology and pharmaceutical patent prosecution. Immediately prior to her appointment as AIPLA secretary, […]

Positive Reviews for The Volunteers’ Guide to Fundraising by Ilona Bray ’84

Posted July 21, 2011
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Nolo, an organization devoted to making law accessible to all, recently published The Volunteers’ Guide to Fundraising: Raise Money for Your School, Team, Library or Community Group by Ilona Bray ’84. Early reactions to the book are positive, including a rave review from Fore Word, which calls it a “comprehensive volume” that “leaves virtually no […]

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