Widener Law in the national news
Public Relations - Published: November 23, 2009
BarrosYarboroughNewsPromoMembers of the Widener Law faculty from both campuses have been featured in national news outlets this week on topics of interest to the legal community and the country at large.

Today’s Washington Post front page includes a story that quotes Professor D. Benjamin Barros on a U.S. Supreme Court case set for argument Dec. 2. The case, Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida Department of Environmental Protection, involves a question of homeowners’ rights along beaches that have been aided by public restoration and renourishment projects. Barros spoke at length with reporter Robert Barnes a week ago for the story. He first caught the reporter’s eye by demonstrating his command of the subject on his PropertyProf blog.

The story can be viewed at the Washington Post's website.

Yesterday’s USA Today carried an A-section story that quoted Legal Writing Professor Micah Yarbrough on the idea of a uniform bar exam that would be portable across several states. Yarbrough is the director of bar programs for the law school. The story quickly made its way into the ABA Journal online news section. He was first interviewed on the topic by The News Journal in Wilmington, for a story that also quoted Delaware campus student Jana DiCosmo.

The story can be viewed at the USA Today website.

“Our Widener Law faculty and students are top notch and it is understandable that journalists at these respected outlets would seek their contributions to the national discussion,” Law Dean Linda L. Ammons said.