Welcome to the Widener Law & Government Institute blog! The L&G Institute focuses on study of the intersection of law and government policy, especially at the state level. The Institute, founded in 1999, takes advantage of the location of the Widener University School of Law’s Harrisburg Campus in the capital city of one of the largest states to study and teach government law in classes, symposia, lectures, writing, research and service to the state government and legal profession.
We find that discussion, analysis and commentary on state government activity are relatively neglected. It is difficult to imagine why, because state government actions and problems generate numerous important issues and controversies on which opinions conflict. This blog will be a forum for discussion and analysis of those matters.
Through this forum, we will also build a resource on careers in government law, as well as keep you up to date on the activities of the L&G Institute.
Our bloggers are four law professors with a keen interest in policy and law: Professor of Law John L. Gedid, Director of the Institute; Jill Family, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Law; Wesley Oliver, Associate Director and Associate Professor of Law; and Associate Professor of Law Katherine Jones. We are looking forward to introducing ourselves to you.
There are so many topics and controversies of law and policy that it is difficult to predict all of the areas that this blog will address. You are invited to visit often to discover the many paths this blog will follow.
John L. Gedid, Director,
Widener Law & Government Institute