Chairs for Law
Anita Allen-Castellitto has been appointed the Henry
R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy
as of June 2004. Dr. Allen, who holds a J.D. from Harvard
Law School and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University
of Michigan, is one of the country's leading and most
recognized experts on privacy. She is the author of
over 70 articles and essays, book chapters, major articles
in scholarly reference books, book reviews, and three
books. She has two new books underway: The New Ethics:
A Tour of the 21st Century Ethical Landscape (2004)
and After Privacy (2005).
has received numerous fellowships and awards, from
the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University
Women, the American Council of Learned Societies, and
most recently a Fellowship in Princeton University's
Program in Law and Public Affairs (2003-2004).
Allen is a frequently sought-after panelist and commentator,
having appeared on 60 Minutes and Good Morning
America in addition to in print media. She began
her academic career in 1978 as an assistant professor
of philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University, then was
an assistant professor of law at University of Pittsburgh
Law School, and became a professor and associate dean
at Georgetown University Law Center before joining
the Penn Law faculty in 1998 as professor of law and
F. Kreimer is the Kenneth W. Gemmill Professor of Law.
He joined the Penn Law faculty in 1981 and has written
extensively on a broad range of fundamental constitutional
issues. Over the years, he has established a scholarly
and professional reputation addressing the challenges
posed to civil liberties in the U.S. by emerging social
and technological trends.
scholarly work continues to provide analyses on a broad-range
of constitutional issues including the emerging pattern
of state abortion regulation, the constitutional status
of assisted suicide, the status of gay marriage and
the impact of the Internet on political protest. In
his recent work, Too Close to the Rack and the Screw: Constitutional
Constraints on Torture in the War on Terror (University
of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, 2003),
he argues that torture is unconstitutional, and in
another journal article, Double Helix, Double Bind:
Factual Innocence and Post Conviction DNA Testing,
with Professor David Rudovsky, he discusses the topic
Kreimer has also received numerous teaching honors,
including the Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Excellence
in Teaching at the Law School in 1997, and the Lindback
Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1998. Professor
Kreimer also serves as Associate Dean. He holds a J.D.
from Yale Law School.
Bruce H. Mann has been appointed the Leon Meltzer Professor
of Law and Professor of History. Dr. Mann, who holds
a J.D. and a Ph.D. in history, both from Yale, is widely
recognized as one of the foremost legal historians
in the country today. His first book, Neighbors
and Strangers: Law and Community in Early Connecticut (1987)
established him as a major figure in the field.
latest book, Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in
the Age of American Independence (2002), has won
the 2004 J. Willard Hurst Prize from the Law and Society
Association; the 2003 SHEAR Book Prize (Society for
Historians of the Early American Republic) and the
2003 Littleton-Griswold Prize of the American Historical
Association, awarded to the best book on the history
of American Law. Gordon S. Wood, in The New
York Review of Books (6/2003), described his book
as "a major contribution to the legal, social, political,
and cultural history of early America." Dr. Mann
also co-edited, with Christopher Tomlins, The Many
Legalities of Early America (2001) and was editor
of Law & History Review from 1987-1993.
recent publications include, "Failure
in the Land of the Free," American Bankruptcy Law Journal (2003) and "Law,
Economy, and Society in Early New England," Yale Law Journal (2002). Dr.
Mann also gave the keynote address in May 2003 at the National Association of
Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys.
Mann has won the Law School's
Harvey Levin Memorial Award for Excellence in Teaching and the A. Leo Levin
Award for Excellence in an Introductory Law Course in 2003, as well as Penn's
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1999. Dr. Mann came to Penn Law
in 1987, from Washington University in St. Louis, where he had been a professor
of law and the recipient of their Outstanding Professor Award.