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Justice Antonin Scalia to serve as Distinguished Guest Jurist

Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court will serve as the 2013 Distinguished Guest Jurist on the Penn State Law Florence Rome Siena program (“Florence Program”) from July 1-11. Registration is now open. 

A collaboration with the University of Florence School of Law in Italy, the Florence program from June 16 to July 12 offers the following fully accredited courses in Separation of Powers (taught by Justice Scalia), Comparative Law in a Globalized World--Transnational Perspectives, International Arbitration, International and Comparative Family Law, and Transnational Litigation and Civil Procedure. “We are pleased that Justice Scalia is joining us on the program,” said Louis F. Del Duca, Edward N. Polisher Distinguished Faculty Scholar, who organizes the program each year. “Justice Scalia has had a major impact on the development of U.S. law and his presence and perspective will enrich the experience for students." Online registration, program details, and updates are available at Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court will be the Distinguished Guest Jurist at Penn State Law from July 1-11, 2013.

Justice Scalia’s visit continues a tradition of Supreme Court justices visiting the Law School. Chief Justice John Roberts was the Distinguished Guest Jurist on the 2011 Florence, Rome, Siena Program and taught the Supreme Court in Historical Perspective in collaboration with Georgetown Professor Richard Larazus (now at Harvard Law School) at the University of Florence Law School. Justice Samuel Alito was the distinguished guest jurist on the Florence program in 2012 and taught Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation. Past Distinguished Guest Jurists on Penn State Law summer programs have included the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sandra Day O'Connor. 

The program is designed for students from within the United States and students and lawyers from common and civil law countries outside of the United States. Lectures are conducted in English.


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