January 3, 2019

In the News:

Residency requirements prompt partisan spat in Senate
The Daily Item
December 22, 2018
Political Science Associate Professor J. Wesley Leckrone is quoted offering insight as to why Senate Republicans refuse to seat Lindsey Williams, a newly-elected Senate Democrat.

These Delawareans spent years in prison. Now they’re trying to make it on the outside.
The News Journal
December 27, 2018
This article highlights Project New Start, a re-entry program for New Castle County residents who spent time in prison, and its partnerships with local institutions including Delaware Law School.

A look ahead to 2019 at the state Capitol
The Tribune Democrat
December 29, 2018
As new members of the Pennsylvania Legislature are sworn in to office, Political Science Associate Professor J. Wesley Leckrone commentates on the gridlock that Republicans and Democrats face in the upcoming session.

On the Front Lines of the Battle For Better Sex Ed
Mel Magazine
December 31, 2018
Article includes a Q&A with Justin Sitron, director of the Center for Human Sexuality Studies, and Javontae Lee Williams, an applied research scientist in the center, about the Interdisciplinary Sexuality Research Collaborative’s work. The project, which was recently awarded a third year of funding from ViiV Healthcare, focuses on developing new sex education materials for black gay and bisexual men in Jackson, Mississippi, and Baltimore.

Alumni News:

BLANK ROME: Blank Rome Welcomes New Litigation Associate in Princeton
Legal News Line
December 20, 2018
Delaware Law graduate Michael R. Darbee joined Blank Rome LLP as the newest member of the the Firm’s General Litigation group.

Franklin County Commissioner Keller announces re-election bid
Franklin County Herald Media
December 23, 2018
Franklin County Commissioners Chairman and Widener Law graduate Dave Keller announced his plans to seek re-election in 2019.

Athletic Updates:

Events on Commonwealth Law Campus Today:

  • VITA Training; 1 – 3 p.m.; Computer Lab
  • Trial Ad Honor Society/National Competition Practice; 6 – 9:30 p.m.; A180