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Penn Professor Named to Leadership Role in New Neuroscience and Law Project
October 9, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - Stephen Morse, a University of Pennsylvania law and psychiatry professor, is among scientists, legal scholars, jurists and philosophers who will help integrate new developments in neuroscience into the U.S. legal system.   The Law and Neuroscience Project, based at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is being created by a $10 million MacArthur Foundation grant.  The program is the first systematic effort to bridge the fields of law and science in considering how courts should deal with new brain-scanning techniques as they apply to matters of law.
Penn Law School to Host Visual Legal Advocacy Roundtable on Oct. 19
October 2, 2007
WHO: Michael Fitts, Penn Law School dean Regina Austin, Penn Law School professor Shanin Specter, Kline & Specter Martin Brigham, Raynes McCarty Tom Rutter, ADR Options Inc. Emily Kuntsler, Off Center Media Sarah Kuntsler, Off Center Media John Jackson Jr., Richard Perry University professor at Penn Todd Wolfson, Penn anthropology Ph.D. candidate Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services WHEN: Oct. 19, 2007, 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. WHERE: University of Pennsylvania Law School
Heather Weiss Frattone Named to Post at Penn Law School
July 6, 2007
PHILADELPHIA -- Heather Weiss Frattone has been named associate dean for career planning and placement at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Her appointment is effective July 9. "Heather brings to this position an impressive track record in legal practice and policy development as well as great intelligence, energy and creativity," Michael A. Fitts, Penn Law dean, said.   
South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement
May 3, 2007
South African Constitutional Court Justice to Speak at University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement WHO: Yvonne Mokgoro, justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa WHAT: University of Pennsylvania Law School Commencement WHEN: May 14, 2007,  3 p.m. WHERE: Academy of Music Broad and Locust streets
Penn Law and Wharton to Host 41 Professional Middle Eastern Women for Legal/Business Fellowship Program
March 15, 2007
PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Penn's Wharton School and the National Council for International Visitors are working with America-Mideast Educational and Training Services Inc. to implement the Legal and Business Fellowship Program.  The LBFP is funded by the U.S Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative.
Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas
January 9, 2006
Expert Comment on Lobbyists, Political Campaign Finance and Jack Abramoff's Guilty Pleas from the University of Pennsylvania January 9, 2006 Nathaniel Persily, a professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania, teaches courses in constitutional law and contemporary issues in law and politics.  His areas of expertise are campaign finance reform, voting rights, election law and congressional redistricting.
Penn Law School and National Constitution Center Host Political Campaign Finance Symposium
May 7, 2003
MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Symposium about the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law  "McConnell v. Federal Election Commission: Understanding the Decision and Its Implications" WHEN: May 15, 2003,   10:30 a.m.- noon. "Understanding the Decision" Richard Briffault, Columbia Law School. Bob Bauer, Perkins Coie, Trevor Potter, former chairman of the Federal Election Commission

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