Summer 2008

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Civics Duty
Providing civics education in public schools is critical to the success of future generations
by Hon. Marjorie O. Rendell
The Virtual Schoolyard
A rise in cyberbullying among students leaves school administrators and lawyers stranded in new territory
by May Mon Post and Mark Franek
!@#$%
A lawyer takes a closer look at the civility lessons to be learned from Judge Robreno’s opinion in GMAC v. HTFC
by John Myers
Training Ground
A sense of duty — and a little insanity — drive a state senator to become an Army National Guard JAG officer
by State Senator Mike Stack
10 Questions with Chief Justice Ronald
Philadelphia’s former D.A. leads the state’s highest court
Interview by David I. Grunfeld
Standing a Chance
A pilot federal re-entry court program gives ex-offenders extra help to make a successful transition
by Adrienne Cornwall
Leaving His Mark
Robert J. Reinstein steps down after two decades as dean of Temple Law
by Arlene Rivera Finkelstein
Beyond Accreditation
Drexel University College of Law takes its next leap forward
by Daniel A. Cirucci
2008 Law Week Poster Contest
See the winning entries for this year’s theme: “The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity”
March the Imposter
Rainy day musings coincide with a loss on opening day for the Philadelphia Phillies
by Herman C. Fala

DEPARTMENTS

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About this Issue and From the Editor
Saying goodbye is never easy when you’re having fun
by Adrienne Cornwall and Michael J. Carroll
Briefs and Necrology
Compiled
by Adrienne Cornwall
Civil Rights
Advances in legal protections for transgender individuals have lagged behind those for the rest of the LGBT community
by Corey S. Davis
First Amendment
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has tipped the scales far to the advantage of reputation damage in the delicate balance with freedom of speech
by Kevin Allen
Advocate
Philadelphia’s business privilege tax may finally see serious reform after its stormy political history
by Stewart M. Weintraub
Public Interest
SeniorLAW Center celebrates its thirtieth anniversary
by Karen C. Buck and Wendy E. Bookler
Technology
Simple shortcuts available on widely used programs can save you time — and ultimately money, too
by Daniel J. Siegel
Book Review
Garner on Writing and Language by Bryan Garner proves far better than the average legal writing guide.
by Daniel J. Siegel
That Was Then
The Association’s Caveat Club honors Judge Thomas C. Egan with a roast at The Barclay hotel on his confirmation as a District Court judge in 1958..