Leaders in Public Service
The panel discussion on law and public service, led by the Hon. Jack Weinstein '48, kicked off the 50th Reunion celebration. Weinstein—who despite being a senior U.S. District Judge for the in the Eastern District of New York conducts a full docket—is a pioneer in the area of mass torts and has handled complex class actions and multi-district litigations related to Agent Orange and asbestos and presided over numerous organized crime trials, including the prosecutions of Vincent Gigante, and Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa (known as the “mafia cops"). He is the author of the renowned Weinstein on Evidence.
Panelist Nina Appel ’59 served as dean of the Loyola University Chicago School of Law from 1983-2004. As dean emerita and a full-time faculty member, she continues her long-standing relationship with the administrative office of the Illinois courts and has participated as a professor-reporter in many annual programs for the Illinois judiciary.
Marie L. Garibaldi, retired justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, was the first woman to serve on the state’s highest court. She also was the first woman to serve as President of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She retired from the Court in 2000.
Lawrence G. Wallace, a retired deputy solicitor general of the U.S. Department of Justice, served for almost 35 years in that post and holds the record for the largest number of cases ever presented orally by a career civil servant before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the largest number of Supreme Court cases argued by any presently living person of service in the Office of Solicitor General.