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The Justinian Society Reception honoring 2024 Phila Bar Assoc. Chancellor Jennifer S. Coatsworth, Esquire. To see photos from the event, click here.

The Justinian Society 2023 Justinian Christmas Party
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Annual Meeting/Election, Scholarship Reception and Luncheon honoring Dario C. Altieri, MD President and Chief Executive Officer of The Wistar Institute Director of the Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center Distinguished Professor, Robert and Penny Fox Immunology, Microenvironment & Metastasis Program.
The Justinian Society and Foundation honored Dario C. Altieri, M.D.. To see photos from the event, click here.

2023 Beccaria Ceremony Awarded to Sara Jacobson, Esquire, Executive Director, Public Defender Association of Pennsylvania (PDAP) with Complimentary Reception.
The Justinian Society and the Philadelphia Bar Association Criminal Justice Section 2023 Beccaria Award given to Sara Jacobson. To see photos from the event, click here.

  Inquirer Reports on Justinian Luncheon

The following is the article which appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Mon, Jun. 06, 2005. It was written by Porus P. Cooper:

Honor for Drexel president

The Justinian Society was founded 70 years ago in Philadelphia by lawyers with names such as Masino, Todaro, Rosa and Deluca.

The group's mission then was to combat "subtle discrimination" against Italian American lawyers, said retired Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Judge Charles P. Mirarchi Jr., who joined in the 1940s. It still seeks to promote Italian Americans in the legal profession, and members must have some Italian heritage.

So why was it saluting Constantine Papadakis at its annual scholarship luncheon last week? The president of Drexel University emigrated from Greece and isn't a lawyer.

Not a problem, Justinian officials said. Unlike members, honorees don't have to be Italian, or even lawyers. In any case, Papadakis said in mock defense of himself, he's well-qualified in both categories.

His late mother, born Rita Masciotti, was Italian, and he's fluent in the language, he said. And while he's an engineer, he made a big splash in the legal field recently with a plan to create a law school at Drexel. "Everything is possible in this country," he said.

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