In May of 2007, the Segal Institute hosted an event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, focusing on the issue of judicial independence; specifically, on campaign contributions to appellate judges’ campaigns. The event included both a mock appellate argument and a panel discussion on the topic.

Consultation on Briefs

The Segal Institute provides consultation on appellate briefs prior to their submission to the appellate court. Segal Institute consultants bring an experienced and fresh perspective to the brief writing process, reviewing the briefs for clarity and persuasiveness from an objective and neutral viewpoint. Comprised of former appellate judges, law school professors, and experienced appellate practitioners, Segal Institute consultants are in a unique position to view the case through the eyes of the appellate court and so to provide invaluable recommendations on approach and theme.


The Honorable Arlin M. Adams
The Honorable Phyllis W. Beck
Professor G. Robert Blakey
Professor Stephen B. Burbank
The Honorable Henry E. Frye
Professor Kenneth G. Gormley
Professor Marci A. Hamilton
The Honorable Timothy K. Lewis
The Honorable George C. Pratt
The Honorable Charles B. Renfrew
The Honorable Miriam Shearing
The Honorable Kenneth W. Starr
The Honorable William H. Webster