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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2012

CONTACT: Kent Love, Director of Communications, 517-432-6959; kent.love@law.msu.edu
Nicholas Mercuro, Professor of Law in Residence, 517-432-6978, mercuro@law.msu.edu Wayne Hutchison, Director of Admissions, 517-432-6949, hutchis2@law.msu.edu

MSU Law Hosts Panel Discussion Related to Theater of War

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law will hold a panel discussion on Monday, March 26, 2012, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Castle Board Room, in conjunction with MSU’s presentation of Theater of War, an innovative project that presents readings of ancient Greek plays as a catalyst for town hall discussions about the challenges faced by service members, veterans, their families, caregivers and communities.

Theater of War representatives will do a short reading and offer remarks on their experience performing the readings of Sophocles' Ajax.

Judge David Jordon will discuss his interactions with veterans in the courtroom, and how he approaches veterans in the sentencing process. Military veterans Kenneth Beachler and Dr. Dean Sienko will offer remarks on their experiences and interactions with returning home from deployment, and the stressors associated with being involved in warfare.

Light refreshments will be served. The event is brought to you by MSU Law’s Military Law Society.

Outside the Wire, LLC, a social impact company, will also present public readings of scenes from Sophocles’ Ajax on Sunday, March 25, 2012, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing, and Monday, March 26, 2012, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the MSU Kellogg Center Auditorium. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Michigan State University College of Law, a leading institution of legal education with a long history of educating practice-ready attorneys, prepares future lawyers to use ethics, ambition, and intellect to solve the world’s problems. 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.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed at this event are those of the panelists and participants, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Michigan State University College of Law.

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