From the latest on the admissibility of DNA evidence to conservation challenges presented by suburban sprawl, Penn State 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 welcome to attend the series, which kicks off on February 3 and will run every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Penn State Law facilities and via live Webcast.
"The Speakers Series showcases the wide variety of scholarship and the diverse nature of our faculty and their work," said Assistant Dean of Admissions Jay Shively. "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 February 3. The following week Professor Victor Romero
will discuss immigration and profiling, and on February 17, Penn State Law Dean Philip McConnaughay
will discuss the practice of international law.
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, Pennsylvania. More than 40,000 prospective students are also invited to join via Webcast.