Widener Law Journal
Executive Managing Editor
Internal Managing Editor
Business/External Managing Editor
Pennsylvania Law Editor
Internal Supervising Editors
The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the Administrative Board for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Editor-in-Chief: Katherine Riggleman-Thomas
Executive Managing Editor: Camille Howlett
Internal Managing Editor: Lara Antonuk
Business/External Managing Editor: Meredith DeMark
Symposium Editor: Mitchell Jones
Pennsylvania Law Editor: Jennifer Robinson
Internal Supervising Editors: Thomas Gallagher and Jerika Cummiskey
The Journal is excited to have such a talented and dedicated group to lead the Journal in its 23rd year of publishing!
On January 26, 2011, the Legislative Reapportionment Committee, chaired by John Gedid, Esq., conducted hearings at Widener’s Harrisburg campus pertaining to addressing issues with past redistricting and considering the possibility of an amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution. After the invited speakers gave presentations, audience members were offered a chance to briefly address the Committee. The first person to speak was Joseph Holaska, a 3RD student and an Internal Editor for the Widener Law Journal. Joseph recently completed a Directed Research paper with Widener Law Journal Faculty Advisor Michael Dimino recommending potential changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution to address redistricting issues. He summarized his paper’s conclusions to the committee, suggesting that they look at certain other states’ practices for guidance. After he spoke, Gedid requested that he make his paper available to the Committee for their review.
On Monday, November 8th, the Widener Law Journal, in cooperation with the Law & Government Instituted, hosted a distinguished panel of speakers at a symposium entitled “Modernizing Agency Practice: The 2010 Model State Administrative Procedure Act.” Organized by Symposium editor Curtis Erwin, the event drew a sizable audience to hear from a range of noted administrative law experts, including several who worked on the 2010 Model State Administrative Procedure Act.
Speakers at the symposium included UCLA Professor Emeritus and Stanford Law School Visiting Professor Emeritus Michael Asimow; Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law at Washington University School of Law Ronald Levin, who served as ABA Advisor to the Drafting Committee to Revise the Model State Administrative Procedure Act; Baylor Law School Professor Ron Beal; Emeritus Professor of Law William Andersen of the University of Washington School of Law; Rutgers School of Law Professor and Herbert Hannoch Scholar Bernard W. Bell; Pepperdine University School of Law Professor Gregory L. Ogden, who served as the committee’s reporter from 2006 until the conclusion of the project; and Widener Law Professor and Director of the Law & Government Institute John L. Gedid, who served as the committee’s reporter from 2003 until 2006 and then as a commissioner.
All journal members attended the symposium and assisted the speakers by providing administrative support in addition to participating in the panel discussions and question and answer sessions. The Widener Law Journal will be publishing all of the articles based on the symposium in the upcoming volumes.
The Widener Law Journal sponsored a team at the Annual Relay for Life held on October 16, 2010. The journal’s theme this year was “Tackling Cancer” and each journal member wore their favorite football jersey. Journal members walked, provided food, and gave support all day long. Arriving as early as 7am, the journal was represented by Editor-in-Chief Jim Hoppenjans, Internal Managing Editor Ashley Gustitus, and Associate Staff Members Maria Allegretto, Anthony Bowers, Wallace Rejrat, Maeve Scanlon, Jordan Spahr, and Jake Sulzer.
The Ladderball tournament hosted by the Journal was a big hit with all Relay participants and eventually won by SBA 3rd District Governor Paul Edger.
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The Relay lasted all day before Widener Law Journal Alumni Jason Gottesman finished the day off as the closing speaker. Pictured below, Jason related his experiences and challenges with cancer in addition to recounting his eventual victory over cancer to all who attended. A total of $17,654.80 was raised for the American Cancer Society.
The Widener Law Journal completed its annual three day orientation on Friday, August 20, 2010. This year, in addition to the annual picnic tradition, Ashley Gustitus, Internal Managing Editor and director of orientation, began the First Annual Widener Law Journal Kickball game, which included members of the Journal’s Administrative Board, new members of the Journal, and Widener faculty, staff, and administration. Journal orientation is three days of intense instruction on the skills necessary to be a successful legal writer, editor, and member of the Journal. Professor Gedid, Dean Sealing, Dean Meadows, and Professor Fruth spoke during orientation, addressing the work, responsibility, and opportunities that come with Journal membership. The pictures that follow show faculty, staff, administration and members of the Journal enjoying the Kickball Game on a beautiful Friday afternoon in Harrisburg, PA.
The Widener Law Journal is proud to announce the new members for the 2010-2011 academic year.