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The following summary lists many of the instances during 2020 in which Widener Law Commonwealth faculty members have been quoted or featured in coverage by local, regional, or national news media organizations.

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The world is getting warmer. What can Pennsylvania do about it? 

March 3, 2020

Don Brown, professor at Widener Law Commonwealth, shares expert commentary in this article about warming temperatures and warns that climate change will lead to a rise in international migration.


Why another Pa. town passed 2nd Amendment sanctuary rule even though it can't be enforced 

March 3, 2020

This article discusses a new resolution in Jackson Township, Lebanon County declaring the municipality a "Second Amendment sanctuary," and quotes Robert Power, professor emeritus at Widener Law Commonwealth. 

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Widener University Commonwealth Law School hosts 13th Annual Dean's Diversity Forum 

February 28, 2020

Coverage of Widener Law Commonwealth's 13th Annual Dean's Diversity Forum which hosted experts to discuss various topics including race relations, minority law, and civil rights.


Warren and Landrieu? That could be just for the ticket for 2020 Dems 

February 25, 2020

Michael J. Cozzillio, emeritus professor at Widener Law Commonwealth, writes about what a U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu Democratic ticket could accomplish.


Widener University reflects on the Harlem Renaissance and W.E.B. Du Bois 

February 25, 2020

Ahead of a conference on the Harlem Renaissance presented by historian Randall Westbrook at Widener Law Commonwealth, Dean Christian Johnson and Professor Randy Lee write about the impact of W.E.B. Du Bois who Westbrook will highlight as a leading figure in African American Black history and the Civil Rights Movement. 


Harrisburg Catholic Diocese Bankruptcy Likely to have Impact on Schools, Churches 

February 20, 2020

Juliet Moringiello, professor and associate dean for Research and Faculty Development at Widener Law Commonwealth, provides legal commentary following the Harrisburg Catholic Diocese's announcement that it filed for bankruptcy. The interview was also featured on ABC 16-WNEP.


Wolf’s cap-and-trade proposal takes a step forward 

February 13, 2020

John Dernbach, professor and director the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Widener's Commonwealth Law School, is quoted in support of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions.


Five-Year Law Degree Now a Reality 

January 30, 2020

Widener Law Commonwealth signed an agreement with Central Penn College to create a “2+3” program that allows students to earn a law degree in five years. Dean Christian Johnson is quoted. Additional coverage of the agreement is featured in PennLive.


It’s nearly ‘High Noon’ in the U.S. Senate. Is there a hero who will step up to stop Trump? 

January 28, 2020

Former Professor at Widener Commonwealth Law School Michael J. Cozzillio co-authored this opinion piece focused on current events in the U.S. Senate.


Trump Aims to Reel in Climate Reviews While Courts Say Otherwise 

January 9, 2020

Commonwealth Law School Professor and Director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center John Dernbach is quoted in this article that discusses the Trump administration's proposal to change National Environmental Policy Act regulations.


Big firms become climate advocates 

January 7, 2020

Mentions Widener Law Commonwealth Professor and Director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center John Dernbach and his work to outline legal measures that can reduce greenhouse has emissions.  


If the Dems want to win the White House in 2020, they need to nominate Mitch Landrieu. This is why 

January 5, 2020

Widener Law Commonwealth Emeritus Professor Michael Cozzillio endorses Mitch Landrieu, former mayor of New Orleans, for president in this co-authored opinion article.

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