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Includes noteworthy accomplishments and other interesting happenings in the law and society community.

Law & Society Mock Trial Captain Earns Full Scholarship to Villanova Law School

Dan  Dicinno,  captain  of the PhilaU  Mock Trial team , and our  resident scholar  on the Koch brothers,  earned a full scholarship to Villanova Law School,  VERY  NICE

May, 27

Law & Society adds Cheri Brooks to the Program

Cheri Brooks is lawyer who has spent the past decade defending poor people in Philadelphia and Oregon. Along with her current practice at the Defender Association of Philadelphia, she also teaches a criminal defense clinic for law students, as well as courses for undergraduates about the prison system and ethical ...

May, 05

Alexi Faust Wins Moot Court Competition

In a tight battle against  Dan Dicinno,  Alexi  Faust emerged the winner in  the third annual PhilaU  L & S  Moot Court Competition.   Appearing in front Judge Judith Wizmur  of the  Federal District Court of New Jersey,  Alexi  argued that his client, Fielding Melish, was deprived of  his Fifth Amendment rights  ...

May, 05

The Finalists for the 3rd Annual PhilaU Moot Competition are Named

After battling through three rounds of competition arguing the case of State v. Melish,   emerging as finalists are Alexi  Faust  and  Dan Dicinno.  Both of these veterans of the Mock Trial Team are real scrappers,

aggressive, knowledgeable  and glib.  Dan as Captain of the Mock Trial Team believes he has already won  since ...

Apr, 24

Law & Society Goes to D.C. and SCOTUS!

On 4/22  L  & S students  and profs took a bus ride to the nations capital and  actually witnessed an oral argument in front  of  the Supreme  Court.  Justice Kagan peppered the lawyers with questions while Clarence Thomas once again slept through an argument.  Afterward  students  visited  the White House,  the Newseum  ...

Apr, 24

The Honorable Judith H. Wizmur, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the District of New Jersey, To Serve as Judge for Moot Court Finals

PhilaU  is honored that Judge Wizmur  will serve as the final  arbiter of the PhilaU 's Moot Court Competition.  This year there are 12  teams  competing  through a bracket  process  arguing an appeal of a motion to suppress concerning   alleged  Fifth Amendment violations. This competition, arises from the capstone of  Law ...

Apr, 04

Law and Society Director Evan Laine Wins Two Prestigous Awards for Teaching Innovation

Philadelphia University faculty and staff members were honored at the 2014 Nexus Learning Awards ceremony on April 1 in the Kanbar Campus Center Performance Space. Jeff Ashley, interim director of the Center for Teaching Innovation & Nexus Learning, said the event’s honorees “capture the essence of what it is to be ...

Apr, 04


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This article was written on 04 Apr 2014, and is filled under News.

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