An Overview of Oxford University’s Wolfson College by Theodore H. Friedman

Wolfson College, one of Oxford University’s 38 constituent colleges, is the largest graduate college in Oxford. Known for its egalitarian approach to education and informal, multicultural atmosphere, the college encourages students to freely engage with Fellows and welcomes a diverse body of international students.

With programs in the humanities and sciences, Wolfson offers interdisciplinary “research clusters” that allow students to draw on several areas of study. Many pursue research programs in such fields as the ancient world, quantum foundations, and South Asia research.

Close to 50 scholarships exist to help Wolfson College students, including the Charlie Perkins Scholarship, which waives tuition fees, and the Clarendon-Wolfson Scholarships, which cover up to three years of study. More information can be found at www.wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

About the Author:
A Harvard Law School graduate and an attorney for more than 35 years, Theodore H. Friedman was appointed Visiting Fellow and Scholar of Wolfson College at Oxford University in 2002. He has taught at the Hebrew Law School and has been invited to lecture at Columbia Law School.

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Clarinet Concerto by Eino Rautavaara at Carnegie Hall, by Theodore H. Friedman

As a lover of classical music, I have a special appreciation for Finnish orchestral music. In my opinion, it reached its first high point at the turn of the 20th century, proclaiming a clear doctrine of Finnish nationalist sentiments, and a second high point with the works of Eino Rautavaara.

To share my appreciation, I engaged Rautavaara with the proposition of playing a concert, and, in 2000, he decided upon the idea of the Clarinet Concerto in New York. He’d come to see his Eighth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, and he soon met Richard Stoltzman, who would play solo clarinet. The two met repeatedly in Helsinki, Finland, afterward.

To my great pleasure, the Clarinet Concerto was first played in Carnegie Hall at the Kennedy Center, and was conducted by Leonard Flatkin. It has since been played all over the world. Having commissioned the concerto, I took no greater pride than in having it performed for my mother, Mary Kerewsky Friedman.

More about the author: An attorney with over 36 years of experience, Theodore H. Friedman owns his own law firm in New York City. As an attorney, he has focused much of his attention on personal injury cases and trial law.

Common Incidences of Personal Injury on Boats and Ships

Theodore H. Friedman is a New York-based lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. He is particularly focused in personal injury law. Here, Mr. Friedman provides expertise from his first job after graduation from law school, where he worked with injured seamen following injuries aboard ships.

 

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Trans Ocean Ships

Ships and boats are not only recreational vehicles, they are also places where people are employed, a method of accommodation, and a transportation vehicle. In these contexts, boat owners or employers risk receiving claims for compensation following personal injury on board.

The most common boating accidents involve water and movement. Slipping, tripping, and falling cases are seen regularly, as well as injury from the movement of an unsecured object, exposure to asbestos, and food poisoning. Assault by other passengers or employees on board is also a common cause of claims. Additionally, professional seamen are exposed to noise and other dangerous working conditions, some of which may lead to a personal injury suit.

Claims for compensation are time limited, which may vary according to where the incident occurred. The specific rules applying to vessels outside their registered territory, and the rules regarding cases occurring in international waters, complicate the application process. Consultation with a specialized, experienced lawyer is recommended prior to filing a personal injury action.

Theodore H. Friedman on The Inner Circle of Advocates

Established in 1972, the exclusive Inner Circle of Advocates is a group that unites 100 of the country’s best plaintiff attorneys and allows for a forum in which members share ideas, techniques, and information about their experiences as trial lawyers. Membership, however, is by invitation only, and it entails adherence to a strict standard of criteria.

Plaintiff attorneys must possess substantial experience, including completion of 50 jury trials, to be considered for membership; furthermore, they must have at least three verdicts of $1 million or one verdict exceeding $10 million.

Those seeking membership must also boast a positive reputation, reflected in judicial references and peer evaluations. Moreover, The Inner Circle seeks active courtroom lawyers who show a willingness to learn, teach, and share among a group of professional colleagues.

About the Author:
Theodore H. Friedman, an attorney with more than 35 years of experience, served as a member of The Inner Circle of Advocates for 25 years. He has tried over 200 cases.