Thursday, March 6, 2008

We're Rolling Now

After less than two years of existence for Penn State Law School's University Park location, the intellectual life of the school is picking up steam. We are committed to building a tradition of intellectual curiosity and engagement. We recognize that we are starting from scratch but will do whatever it takes to establish a culture that we are proud to pass on to those who will follow. While space has been a challenge, I am proud of the efforts that have been made notwithstanding the challenges of transition.

This is largely thanks to everyone from students to faculty to administrators who are working hard to attract great legal minds to campus. This is only just the beginning but it's a foundation and tradition to establish for the future.

Professor Kahn posted about Prof. Brant Hellwig presenting on March 6, so I want to take a moment and list a few more that are in the days to come:

March 17 - Guest from Maastricht University presenting on International Human Rights [7 - 8 p.m. in 333 Beam and 254 Carlisle]

March 18 - Psychology of Torture: Examining the Ethics & Legal Dilemmas [5:45 - 7:45 p.m. Beam Library and 119 Carlisle]

March 19 - Steroids & Baseball - Where is the Public Interest? featuring pioneering reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams [1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 319 Beam and 142 Carlisle and again from 7 - 9 p.m. 112 Kern and 119 Carlisle]

March 20 - Prof. Stephanos Bibas of Penn Law on "Orginalism and Formulism: Justice Scalia the Unlikely Friend of Criminal Defendants?" [12 - 1:30 p.m. 254 Carlisle]

March 21 - Prof. Preston Green of Penn State Law on Choice, Desegregation, and Funding: Courts and the Black Struggle with Equal Educational Opportunity [12:30 - 1:30 p.m. 333 Beam and 148 Carlisle]

March 26 - Prof. Brad Smith of Capital University Law School on Broken Windows and Voting Rights [7 - 8 p.m. 208 Ford and 119 Carlisle]

April 16 - Prof. John Baker of the Louisiana State University Law School on Federal v. Local Control of Law Enforcement [330 Beam and 119 Carlisle]

April 22 - Jeffrey Toobin, CNN contributor and author of "The Nine" [7 - 9 p.m. 110 Smeal Business Bldg. preceded by a wine and cheese social in the Smeal atrium]

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