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September 8, 2010


MSU Law Presents Fall 2010 Distinguished Speaker Series

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law announces its fall 2010 Distinguished Speaker Series, which will bring prominent scholars from across the country to present and exchange ideas with the MSU Law faculty and community.

Emily Cauble, visiting assistant professor at University of Illinois, kicked off the season on September 1 with her presentation titled "Making Partnerships Work for Mom and Pop and Blackstone." Upcoming speakers include the following:

  • Wednesday, September 15:
    Deborah Rhode, Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession
    Stanford Law School
    "The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law"
  • Wednesday, September 22:
    Charles Silver, Roy W. and Eugenia C. MacDonald Endowed Chair in Civil Procedure; Professor in Government; and Co-Director of the Center on Lawyers, Civil Justice, and the Media
    University of Texas School of Law
    "A Critique of Recent Philosophical Writings on Legal Ethics from the Perspective of Agency Law"
  • Monday, October 11:
    Neil Siegel, Professor of Law and Political Science, Co-Director of the Program in Public Law
    Duke University School of Law
    "Collective Action Federalism: A General Theory of Article I, Section 8"
  • Monday, October 18:
    Zanita Fenton, Professor of Law
    University of Miami School of Law
    "Rights and State Responsibility: An Examination of Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales"

Each presentation will be held at noon in the MSU College of Law Castle Board Room.

"On behalf of the entire MSU Law faculty, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to our respected colleagues who will take part in this year’s Distinguished Speaker Series," said Professor Kristi Bowman, chair of the Programs Committee, which arranged the series. "We look forward to a thought-provoking series of presentations by outstanding scholars."

The series offers a range of topics that are expected to spark rich dialogue and enrich faculty, students, and other attendees. In addition to Professor Bowman, the Programs Committee includes MSU Law Professors Adam Candeub, Mae Kuykendall, Frank Ravitch, and Glen Staszewski.

Michigan State University College of Law is a leading institution of legal education with a long history of creating practice-ready attorneys. As one of only a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After 100 years as a private and independent institution, the affiliation with MSU has put the Law College on an upward trajectory of national and international reputation and reach. MSU Law professors are gifted teachers and distinguished scholars, its curriculum is rigorous and challenging, and its facility is equipped with the latest resources—all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st-century lawyers.


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East Lansing, MI 48824

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