Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court will serve as the 2013 Distinguished Guest Jurist on the Penn State Law Florence/Rome/Siena program from July 1 to 11. Registration for the program is now open.
A collaboration with the University of Florence School of Law in Italy, the program offers the following fully accredited courses: International Arbitration, Separation of Powers, Comparative Law in a Globalized World, Comparative and International Family Law, and Transnational Litigation and Civil Procedure.
“We are pleased that Justice Scalia is joining us on the program,” said Louis F. Del Duca, Edward N. Polisher Distinguished Faculty Scholar, who organizes the program each year. “Justice Scalia has had a major impact on the development of U.S. law and his presence and perspective will enrich the experience for students."
Scalia’s visit continues a tradition of Supreme Court justices visiting the Law School. Chief Justice John Roberts was the Distinguished Guest Jurist on the 2011 Florence/Rome/Siena Program and taught the Supreme Court in Historical Perspective in collaboration with Georgetown Professor Richard Larazus (now at Harvard Law School) at the University of Florence Law School.
Alito was the distinguished guest jurist on the Florence program in 2012. Past Distinguished Guest Jurists on Penn State Law summer programs have included the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor.
The program is designed for students from within the United States, and students and lawyers from common and civil law countries outside of the United States. Lectures are conducted in English. Online registration, program details and updates are available online.