Thompson to speak at tonight's MLK Memorial Banquet

Samuel C. Thompson Jr., professor of law and director of the Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions at Penn State Law, will speak at tonight's sold-out Forum on Black Affairs Martin Luther King Memorial Banquet.

Due to an illness, Thompson will be substituting for Randall Robinson, who was originally slated to speak.

In addition to directing the center, Thompson teaches courses in mergers and acquisitions and tax law, including corporate taxation and international taxation. Previously he was the dean of the University of Miami School of Law; professor of law at the UCLA School of Law and the University of Virginia School of Law; visiting professor of law at the Yale Law School; and associate professor of law at the Northwestern University School of Law. He has been voted Teacher of the Year by students at the law schools at Miami and UCLA.

Thompson also served as a partner at Schiff, Hardin & Waite law firm in Chicago in the U. S. Treasury's Office of Tax Legislative Counsel and International Tax Counsel which included two years as the tax policy adviser to the South African Ministry of Finance in Pretoria, South Africa. He served as a captain in the United States Marine Corps and as an undergraduate at West Chester, helped organize of the school’s first NAACP Chapter, and while in Law School at the University of Pennsylvania, Thompson worked on a civil rights project in Leland, Miss.


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Last Updated January 15, 2013