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Thomson Learning published two college textbooks co-authored by John M. Scheb and his son, Professor John M. Scheb II of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville : Criminal Law & Procedure, 5th Edition; Law & the Administrative Process (see In Print). Scheb is retired.


Though Pasco Dodge” Bowman acquired senior status in 2003, he reports that he is still carrying a substantial caseload. In May 2004, he enjoyed sitting with the 4th Circuit Court in Richmond for several days.


Michael Patrick King retired at age 70 from his position as a Superior Court Judge in the appellate division of the Superior Court of New Jersey in Westmont. King will remain in Westmont for a time on the Settlement Conference Program and fi ll in for an indeterminate period. He reports, “In celebration Haddonfield beat Heights by three points in triple-overtime!” More than 450 people, including six sitting Supreme Court justices and two former justices, attended a retirement dinner in King’s honor on October 2. King was appointed by former Governor William Cahill as a Camden County district judge in 1972 and moved to the Superior Court in 1975. Two years later, he took on duties with the state’s Appellate Division and has presided at one of the appeals divisions since 1984.

John Joyner writes, “Sadly, my beloved wife Mary Margaret Weddington passed away on September 26. She had retired from her private practice and from teaching at the University of Memphis.”


Justice Don Burgess retired from the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in January and is now a Senior District and Appellate Judge. Justice Burgess is also starting a mediation/arbitration practice in Beaumont, Orange, and Bridge City, Texas.

Judge Diarmuid F. O’Scannlain was appointed by President George W. Bush to the Board of Trustees of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation for a six-year term ending November 14, 2009. O’Scannlain holds one of two positions reserved for federal judges recommended by the Chief Justice of the United States for appointment by the President.

The Honorable Robert W. Page, a family court judge for the New Jersey Superior Court in Camden County, was named the third recipient of the Honorable Joseph M. Nardi, Jr. Distinguished Service Award from the Rutgers-Camden Law Alumni Association. A 16-member committee selected Page as the award’s recipient on the basis of his exemplary commitment to serving the citizens of New Jersey and the Rutgers-Camden law school community. In 1971, Page began his service in the family court as a judge for the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Since 1981, he has served as a New Jersey Superior Court/Family Part judge seated in Camden.

Gitanjali (Varma) Seth lives in Delhi, India where she works with her husband Shantum Seth, an ordained teacher in the Zen tradition of the Vietnamese Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, conducting pilgrimages to Buddhist sites in northeastern India and southern Nepal. Information about the pilgrimage, “In the Footsteps of the Buddha,” can be found at


John Phelps retired from the Army Judge Advocate General Corps as a Colonel in December 2003 and was appointed as Deputy Director of the Arizona Office of Homeland Security, in the Office of the Governor, Janet A. Napolitano ’83.

1995 Reunion Year

Alberto Rebaza, formerly a partner at Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano in Lima, Peru, has established the firm, Rebaza & Alcazar, in San Isidro, Peru.

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