SBA Organization Bids Farewell to Esteemed Advisor

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Taishoff Professor of Law, Professor Thomas J. Reed, Esq., founder and director of the nationally ranked veteran’s law clinic and advisor to the student-led Military Law Society,  officially retired this past summer after thirty dedicated and decorated years as a Professor with Widener School of Law in Delaware. Professor Reed was surprised after a faculty meeting when he walked in to see the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom packed with friends, faculty, alumni, past deans, administrators and family, all of whom rose to greet him with a standing ovation.deFacultyTomReed.ashx

Associate Provost and Dean of the Law School, Linda L. Ammons, Esq., Associate Professor Leslie A. Johnson, Esq., Associate Professor Nathaniel C. Nichols, Esq.; students Damiano “Dom” Presley del Pino (2011), Elisa Allen Morris (2010) and Meryl Peterman (2010); and staff attorneys Sue Saidel, Esq. and Gary Berg, Esq. spoke about Professor Reed’s contributions to the school and the community through his work as an educator, administrator and clinical director.  Many other notable people spoke about Professor Reed from our campus as well as our sister campus in Harrisburg and the community.  Dom del Pino said after the event that ” While many people’s clocks are winding down at retirement, I imagine Professor Reed’s is just winding up.”

Refreshments were served in the Student Lounge following the event and a private dinner was held at Barristers Club a week later.  There, outgoing Military Law Society President and incoming SBA President, Damiano del Pino spoke and presented Reed with a shadow box gift with a U.S. Flag which was recently flown over Fort Delaware, a historic Civil War site, pins, and two plaques.  Professor Russel A. Hakes presented Reed with a proclamation recognizing his meritorious service and the Law School’s fond appreciation for thirty years of that service. Reed was also presented with a paver which can be seen at the water fountain in front of Barristers’ Club.

Professor Reed is still teaching on a part time basis and now shares advising responsibilities of the Military law Society with Professor Michael J. Goldberg, Esq. You can learn more about the Military Law society by signing up on their TWEN  page, contacting their board members through the Widener Student Organization Page, or visit them on FACEBOOK. See the Military Law Society and other student organizations at TABLE DAY on Wednesday September 1, 2010 from 9 AM until 6:30 PM in the Main Law Building.

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