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September 14, 2009

CONTACT: KATIE GALLAGHER
517/432-6848, galla145@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Professors Lawrence, Ravitch, and Saunders Present at First IALS Conference on Constitutional Law

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law Professors Michael Lawrence, Frank Ravitch, and Kevin Saunders attended the first International Association of Law Schools Conference on Constitutional Law on September 11-12, 2009. Hosted by American University Washington College of Law and Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., the conference brought together internationally renowned constitutional law experts.

Lawrence's paper "Reconciling Liberty and Progressive Government," Ravitch's paper "Marketing Creation: The Law and Human Origins," and Saunders' paper "Comparative Law as a Source of U.S. Constitutional Definition" were included in the conference materials and as a part of a broader discussion of constitutional law in an international context. The professors participated in roundtables with other scholars addressing issues raised in all the papers submitted.

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 a few private law schools affiliated with a major research university, MSU Law offers comprehensive interdisciplinary opportunities combined with a personalized legal education. After a hundred years as a private and independent Law College, 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. Law College curriculum is rigorous and challenging and the facility is equipped with the latest resources-all affirming MSU Law's commitment to educating 21st century lawyers.

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