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Faculty Spotlight

When a series of high-profile military sexual assault cases attracted national attention last year, Congress established a panel to conduct an independent review of Department of Defense systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault in the military.
Thomas E. Carbonneau, the Samuel P. Orlando Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Penn State Institute of Arbitration Law and Practice, has published the Fifth Edition of “The Law and Practice of Arbitration.”
Beth Farmer
A new book on Chinese Antitrust Law opens with a chapter by Beth Farmer, who is the McQuaide Blasko Faculty Scholar and professor of law and international affairs. The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law: New Developments and Empirical Evidence (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013) uses case studies to evaluate experiences China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, passed in 2007.
According to forecasters from U.S. News & World Reports and the American Bar Association, one of the largest growth areas in the legal profession is in international arbitration. But information on arbitrators and their work can be difficult to ascertain said Professor Catherine Rogers, the Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar. As a step toward resolving this issue, Rogers will spearhead a project to create an online resource giving parties access to more information for making informed decisions in the arbitrator selection process.
Joseph Sestak, former congressman and a former U.S. Navy three-star admiral, the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, will present “Leadership to Restore the American Dream,” November 4 at 6 p.m.
Michael J.Z. Mannheimer is a scholar of states' rights and the death penalty.
What happens when the federal government seeks the death penalty for crimes committed in a non-death penalty state? Professor Michael Mannheimer plans to find out.
Marco Ventoruzzo
Marco Ventoruzzo, Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, has been appointed to the board of editors of a new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Financial Regulation.