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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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Temple Law Student Wins Burton Award for Third Time in Four Years

Michael Dillon ’12 has been named a 2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award recipient by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement, a nonprofit program associated with the Library of Congress. Dillon was nominated for his article, Water Scarcity and Hydraulic Fracturing in Pennsylvania: Examining the Potential for Pennsylvania Water Law to Adequately Manage Potential Water Shortage Issues Presented by Natural Gas Operations in the Marcellus Shale, 84 Temp.L.Rev. _ (2011). His paper was supervised by Professor Amy Sinden.
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Temple Law Professor William “Chip” Carter Named Dean at University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Temple Law Professor William "Chip" Carter has been named to the deanship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He will start July 1 and will be taking over for Mary Crossley, who has held the position since 2005 and will return to Pitt Law's faculty.  Professor Carter has served as a professor at Temple since 2007. His scholarly focus has been on constitutional law, civil rights, critical race theory and international human rights law. He also teaches litigation and civil procedure Professor Carter graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1998 and joined Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Washington as a litigation associate. He    moved over to Ropes & Gray's litigation department in 1999 and stayed there until 2001 when he went back to his alma mater to serve as an assistant and then associate professor at Case Western.

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