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State Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd Gives Campus Presentation

5/2/2008 —

The Commission for Women at Penn State Beaver hosted an open discussion and question-and-answer session with State Supreme Court Justice Debra Todd on Wednesday in the Student Union Building. Todd spoke about the history of the Pennsylvania courts as well as current issues facing the courts. In addition, she talked about how her personal life and family upbringing continue to influence her actions on the bench. As an attorney, Todd maintained an active litigation practice in Pittsburgh. She is a native of Ellwood City.

Todd is a 1979 honors graduate of Chatham College and a 1982 Law Review graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. In 2004 she received the L.L.M. degree in the judicial process from the University of Virginia School of Law and is one of only four judges in Pennsylvania to hold this post-doctoral degree.

Todd spoke to the group at the invitation of her sister, Nancy Woods, instructor in education and director of the campus' Adult Literacy Action program. For information about Todd or the literacy program, contact Woods at ncw1@psu.edu or (724) 773-7810.



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