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Faculty In the Media

The following summary lists many of the instances during 2019 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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New Book Arms Policymakers, Lawyers, Private Sector With Tools to Combat Climate Change in the United States
Environmental Law Institute
March 2019
John Dernbach, professor and director of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Center at Commonwealth Law, is one of the editors for a newly released book “Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States,” which details more than 1,000 recommendations covering a range of policy areas to reduce GHG emissions by at least 80% from 1990 levels by 2050.

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting law firm
Central Penn Business Journal
March 14, 2019
Widener Law Commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Bar Association are partnering on a class that teaches students about starting and successfully managing a law firm. The story quotes Dean Christian Johnson, Eden L. Mandrell, director of the Career Development Office, and 2017 alum, Robert Moran, of the Moran Law Group, LLC.

Do dignity and equality matter as Americans go gray?
February 16, 2019
Commonwealth Law Dean Christian Johnson and Professor Randy Lee co-authored an op-ed addressing the difficulties faced by some members of minority groups as they age. The op-ed ties into the topic of the Annual Dean’s Diversity Forum which will be held on the Widener Law Commonwealth campus today. The title of the forum is, Race and the Future of America’s Elderly: What Happens to You After You’ve Built the Present.

House Democratic Policy Committee Hears Testimony On Oil & Gas Industry Methane Leakage
PA Environmental Digest Blog
January 25, 2019
In a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing that discussed the impact of methane leakage on climate change, Commonwealth Law Professor and Scholar in Residence Donald Brown testified that the world must reduce greenhouse gases by 45 percent by 2030.

Trump’s Supreme Court Picks Could Trip Up Immigration Agenda
Bloomberg Law News
January 17, 2019
Article quotes Jill Family, professor of law and government at Commonwealth Law.

Community Briefs: Souper Bowl of Caring kicks off this Sunday in Springfield
Delaware County Daily Times
January 17, 2019
Commonwealth Law Professor and Scholar in Residence Don Brown will speak at a hearing to discuss the impact of methane leakage from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry on climate change.

Translating Economics for Immigration Policy
JOTWELL – Journal of Things We Like (Lots)
January 17, 2019
Commonwealth Professor of Law and Government Jill Family contributed an article examining Howard F. Chang’s The Economics of Immigration Reform and the importance of connecting disciplines.

Methane, Climate Change Public Hearing Is Jan. 24 in Havertown
Targeted News Service
January 14, 2019
Widener Commonwealth Law Professor Donald Brown will testify at the PA House Democratic Policy Committee on Jan. 24 to discuss the impact of methane leakage from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry on climate change.

A Grindr harassment suit could change the legal landscape for tech — and free speech
NBC News
January 5, 2019
Christopher Robinette, a law professor at Widener Commonwealth Law who specializes in products liability law, is quoted on a lawsuit filed against the dating app Grindr arguing that the tech company should face greater accountability for what happens on its platform, including harassment through fake profiles.

Chester County DA names former federal prosecutor to beef up pipeline probe
January 5, 2019
Article quotes John Dernbach, a professor of environmental law at Widener Commonwealth Law, following an announcement from the Chester County’s District Attorney naming a former federal prosecutor with experience in environmental law to work on a criminal investigation into Sunoco’s controversial Mariner East 2 pipeline.

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