National Judicial College Brings Advanced Administrative Law Seminar to Widener Law
Web Editor - Published: June 21, 2010
2010NJC500pxThe National Judicial College’s Administrative Law: Advanced Seminar is currently being held on Widener Law’s Delaware Campus. Bringing together Administrative Law Judges with at least three years of experience on the bench, the program is a four-day course running taught by National Judicial College faculty members, including Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons.

The program opened on the evening of Sunday, June 13th, with registration, a welcome, and orientation. The classes began on Monday, June 14th, and run through Thursday, June 17th. The program includes sessions on the Nature of the Judicial Process, Prehearing Practice, Cultural Diversity, Evidence, the Ethical Role of the Judge, Decision Making, Raising the Quality of Written Decisions, Alternate Dispute Resolution, Constitutional Law, Judicial Review, and Personal Security.

Widener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons has served as a member of the National Judicial College’s faculty since 1993. Other faculty members for the program include the Honorable Leslie A. Hayashi, judge for the district court of the First Circuit in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Honorable Michael R. Morgan, a superior court judge in the General Court of Justice for the State of North Carolina; John F. Muffler, Chief of Domestic Operations in the Office of the Associate Director of Operations for the U.S. Marshals Service, Washington, D.C.; and the Honorable Steven A. Wise, an administrative law judge for the Iowa Workforce Development Department in Des Moines, Iowa.

“The college is very focused on providing skills and abilities – practical knowledge that the judges can apply,” said Susan Witt Conyers, a Program Attorney for the Academic Division of the National Judicial College.

Founded in 1963, the National Judicial College is located on the University of Nevada’s Reno campus. Run by an 18-member Board of Trustees, the National Judicial College became a Nevada not-for-profit educational corporation on January 1, 1978. The National Judicial College’s faculty consists of judges, lawyers, and legal professionals with national and international experience.