Widener professor admitted to prestigious legal organization
Public Relations - Published: February 8, 2011
Family300x266Faculty_hbWidener Law Dean Linda L. Ammons today congratulated Associate Professor Jill E. Family on being named a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

The Chicago-based foundation is dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law, legal processes and the law’s impact on society. Foundation fellows make up an honorary organization of lawyers, judges and legal scholars whose careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to their communities’ welfare and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

Family, of Camp Hill, teaches courses on Widener’s Harrisburg, Pa. campus in immigration law, administrative law and civil procedure. She is also an associate director of the campus’ signature program, the Law & Government Institute. She serves on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center in York and chairs the Immigration and Naturalization Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

This is Family’s second, recent high-profile honor. She was awarded the 2010 fellowship given by the National Administrative Law Judiciary Foundation, the public interest arm of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, for her article “The Lack of Transparency in Immigration Law and the Immigration Adjudication Crisis.” Her work was selected from a record number of entries.

Family joins Professor Juliet M. Moringiello as the second faculty member on Widener’s Harrisburg campus to be named a foundation fellow. Ammons is also a fellow.

“I congratulate Jill on this accomplishment,” Ammons said. “This is a great honor limited to a small percentage of American lawyers. She is a terrific example of the outstanding faculty Widener has teaching on our Harrisburg campus.”