'Experience Penn State Law' series to showcase faculty scholars

From the latest on the admissibility of DNA evidence to conservation challenges presented by suburban sprawl, Penn State Dickinson School of Law faculty scholars will share their scholarship and ideas on current legal trends. “Experience Penn State Law” is a speaker series designed to connect prospective law students to the faculty members whose scholarship and ideas are on the cutting edge of legal education. The public is free to attend the series, which kicks off on Feb. 3 and will run every Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium in the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State's University Park campus. The talks will be simulcast live to Katz Hall Auditorium in Carlisle, Pa. and on the Web.

“The Speakers Series showcases the wide variety of scholarship and the diverse nature of our faculty and their work,” said Jay Shively, assistant dean of admissions. “The topics selected have tremendous potential to engage prospective law students -- they cover a broad range of topics and will attract a diverse audience based on the ideas that will be presented. It’s not often that undergraduate students have the opportunity to connect with scholars of this caliber.” 
 
Professor Michael Foreman will present “Civil Rights Under Fire: Does the Court Care Anymore?” on Feb. 3. The following week, Professor Victor Romero will discuss immigration and profiling, and on Feb. 17, Penn State Law Dean Philip McConnaughay will discuss the practice of international law. A complete lineup of topics and speakers can be found at http://law.psu.edu/speaker_series online.
 
Lectures are open to the public, but the events will focus on students interested in attending law school who can join in-person in the Lewis Katz Building in University Park and Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa. Prospective students nationwide also are invited to join via webcast.
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Last Updated April 10, 2012