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John Marshall monument
August 11, 2021

This CLE will explore Marshall’s career as a slaveowner on the Supreme Court, raising issues of ethics, justice, morality, and the motivation of the Chief Justice. It will also consider how a society – and the legal profession – faces its own past and how that past affects our future.

Read More about CLE: Renaming Law Schools, Military Bases, and Other Things: An Encounter with Chief Justice John Marshall, John Marshall Law School, and Constitutional Law (opens in new window/tab)


a portrait of Dr. Zev Eleff

After a rigorous nationwide search, the Board of Governors of Gratz College has unanimously selected Dr. Zev Eleff as the college’s new president. He will succeed Dr. Paul Finkelman, who served as president of Gratz College for four years. 

a portrait of Uzi Adini

Dr. Uziel Adini was one of the leading Jewish educational administrators in the United States from the 1970’s until his retirement in 2007.  He was a professor of Hebrew literature at Gratz College, and the principal and later the director of the Jewish Community High School of Philadelphia, which was a division of Gratz; after that he served as Vice President of Gratz in charge of operations.  He also taught for many years at Temple University and at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.  During twenty three years that he was at its head, the JCHS grew to be the largest Jewish supplementary high school in the United States, with almost one thousand students in thirteen locations.  He was a dedicated, skilled, and innovative educator, and a very talented and successful administrator.  

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