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Temple Law Student Wins 2012 Ruth Bader Ginsburg Writing Competition

The Philadelphia Bar Association has announced that Mark Franek ’13 has won the Ruth Bader Ginsburg “In Pursuit of Justice” writing competition with his essay, “Bending Toward Justice: Why Plaintiffs Deserve a Mixed-Motives Cause of Action for Retaliation under Title VII.”
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Professor Jen Bretschneider, Director of Experiential Programs, Reflects on T-SPEC’s First Summer

The Temple Summer Professional Experience Curriculum (T-SPEC) was created as a way for students to begin to understand the responsibility that lawyers assume when they enter the profession of law. Because the law is a powerful tool for achieving justice and equality in society it was important to us to create an opportunity for students to thoughtfully examine the profession and their place it.
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Joe H. Tucker Jr. '89 Inducted into International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Joe H. Tucker, Jr. '89, Managing Partner of Tucker Law Group, LLC, has been inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Recognized as the most prestigious organization of trial advocates in the world, the International Academy of Trial Lawyers limits membership to 500 Fellows from the United States, from both the plaintiff and defense bars.
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Morris Dees Accepts ABA Medal

Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center accepts the ABA Medal, the highest award conferred by the American Bar Association, at the ABA Annual Meeting currently underway in Chicago. Dean JoAnne A. Epps, who was in attendance, noted that Mr. Dees' remarks "served as a profound reminder of why lawyers matter."
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Professor Lee Carpenter Selected as a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40

Professor Lee Carpenter has been selected as a Best LGBT Lawyer Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.   The LGBT Bar established this award to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.   Professor Carpenter, who is the former Legal Director of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania, remains active in the LGBT and public interest communities while teaching Legal Research and Writing and Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and the Law.

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