Widener Law plays host to international judges
Public Relations Officer - Published: November 12, 2007
internationalJudgesSmall Widener Law spent part of a day hosting 18 international jurists who visited the Delaware campus to learn more about legal technology and legal education at Widener.

The judges and justices – all women – hailed from Korea, Nepal, Taiwan, Ukraine and Nigeria. Their visit Nov. 7 was made in conjunction with their attendance at the National Association of Women Judges annual conference, a four-day event happening Nov. 8-11 in Philadelphia.

Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden and New Jersey Workers Compensation Judge Sue Pai Yang coordinated the group’s visit. Both attended the visit to Widener. Delaware Superior Court President Judge James T. Vaughn Jr. also visited the campus to have lunch with the group.

“We’re here to meet people and learn and go home and make a positive impact,” Tolani Ladipo, a Nigerian chief magistrate said.

The women were treated to an hour-long presentation in the school’s Aquipt War Room at Polishook Hall. Wilmington attorney Richard K. Herrmann, visiting law professor and chair of Widener’s Technology Law Practice Technology Center, demonstrated what can be done with modern courtroom technology, using the cutting-edge tools available to Widener students.

The group lunched with Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons and members of the faculty and staff. Widener students YooNieh Ahn, Wendy Wu, Elvira Berry and Ada Chiejina were among those that also took part in the event. Several of the women law students dressed in clothing unique to their heritage and were on hand to provide translation services, when necessary.

“We want you to take back to your respective courts and respective countries the message that in this region, Widener Law is a place that welcomes diversity and welcomes the opportunity to be a part of global humanity and the legal community around the world,” Ammons told the visitors.

Photo 1: The international judges and standing, front row, at left, Delaware Superior Court Judge Jan R. Jurden, and standing bottom row, center, Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons