Widener Law Journal Honored at National Conference of State Trial Judges 50th Anniversary Celebration
Web Editor - Published: August 10, 2009
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Professor Chris Robinette, Dean Linda Ammons and Judge William C. Carpenter, Jr. '76.

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Professor Chris Robinette.

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Judge Calvin Scott (DE), Judge James E. Lockemy (SC), Professor Chris Robinettte, Judge William C. Carpenter Jr. (DE), Dean Linda Ammons, Justice Henry duPont Ridgely (DE), and Judge William J. Caprathe, Chair of the National Conference of State Trial Judges (MI).

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Dean Linda Ammons and Judge William F. Dressel (Ret.), President of the National Judicial College.

“I think this was a tremendous recognition for Widener. Numerous judges told me that they felt the topics covered in the issue were extremely relevant and useful to trial judges,” said Associate Professor Christopher J. Robinette after the Widener Law Journal’s May symposium issue, “A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Conference of State Trial Judges,” was honored at the 50th Anniversary event.

Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons and Robinette, faculty advisor to the Widener Law Journal, attended the National Conference of State Trial Judges 50th Anniversary Celebration held Friday, July 31st in the Hancock Building as part of the Annual ABA Conference held in Chicago. Chief Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald of the Supreme Court of Illinois served as the keynote speaker.

The National Conference of State Trial Judges, a division of the American Bar Association, invited the Widener Law Journal to publish the collection at the suggestion of Judge William C. Carpenter, Jr. ‘76, a Widener Law Alum and a member of the National Conference of State Trial Judges 50th Anniversary Committee. The journal staff, led by Editor-in-Chief Cory S. Winter, put out a call for papers on a broad range of suggested topics. The final collection featured nine articles written by eight judges from around the country and two articles written by legal academics.