Honorable Thomas G. Saylor to Deliver Jurist in Residence Lecture
Web Editor - Published: March 19, 2011
SaylorJusticeOn Tuesday, March 22nd at 4:30 pm in room A180 of the Administration Building, Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Thomas G. Saylor, the Widener Law and Government Institute’s Jurist in Residence, will deliver the Jurist in Residence Lecture, titled “Power and Prerogative: Reflections on Judicial Suspension of Law.”

Named the first distinguished jurist in residence on Widener Law’s Harrisburg campus in February 2009, Justice Saylor delivered his first Jurist in Residence Lecture in November of 2009.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Justice Saylor earned his law degree from Columbia University in 1972. He then returned to his native Somerset County where he worked in a general practice setting and served as first assistant district attorney. He was appointed director of the Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection in 1982, and first deputy attorney general of the Commonwealth in 1984.

Justice Saylor later served as a litigation partner for several years in the Harrisburg office of Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott. He was elected to the Pennsylvania Superior Court in 1993, and in 1997 to his current position on the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He was retained in 2007 to serve a second ten-year term.

During his tenure with the courts, Justice Saylor also pursued and obtained a Master of Laws degree in judicial studies from the University of Virginia, and he has published several journal pieces, including a recent article discussing the interpretation of state constitutions. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of Widener Law School and previously served on the Board of Directors of the Harrisburg Area Humane Society.

The lecture provides one free CLE (substantive) credit in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Those interested in attending should RSVP to 717-541-3955 or rsvphbg@widener.edu.