Widener Law is pleased to announce its Widener Law Journal
, the student-run journal based on its Harrisburg campus, has published a collection of articles written in observance of the 50th anniversary of the National Conference of State Trial Judges.
The judicial organization, which is a division of the American Bar Association, invited the Widener journal to publish the collection. The law students began by putting out a call for papers on a broad range of suggested topics and the final collection features nine articles written by eight judges from around the country. Two other articles were written by legal academics. The national conference’s current and immediate past presidents wrote the introduction.
The collection is titled “A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the National Conference of State Trial Judges,” and article topics include judicial independence, forensic science challenges, the commitment to fairness, jury system innovations, elected-versus-appointed judges, prison overcrowding and more.
“These are articles that are highly useful to trial judges,” Widener Law Associate Professor Christopher J. Robinette
said. Robinette is the faculty advisor to the law journal.
The journal staff will be honored for producing the publication when members attend the American Bar Association’s annual meeting held July 30-Aug. 4 in Chicago. Journal Editor-in-Chief Cory S. Winter said 150 copies of the publication will be distributed to those who attend the ABA event.
“Law reviews dream of publishing a collection of articles that have such potential to impact the court system and we are especially grateful to our administration and the authors for the confidence they instilled in us to take on this special project,” Winter said. “With trial judges playing an ever-increasing role in America’s judiciary, we hope that this issue will be an enlightening one for the bench, bar and academic communities.”