September 24, 2009


MSU Law Presents its 2009-10 Distinguished Speaker Series

East Lansing, MI — Michigan State University College of Law's 2009-10 "Distinguished Speakers Series" includes a diverse and exciting list of faculty members coming to the Law College throughout the 2009-10 academic year to enrich and exchange ideas with MSU Law faculty.

"I look forward to a rewarding year of varied scholarship presented to our faculty," says Professor Susan Bitensky, chair of the Program's Committee that has arranged this year's "Distinguished Speaker Series." "On behalf of our Committee and the entire Law College faculty, I would like to express my appreciation to all of our forthcoming scholarly guests."

Thus far, the "Distinguished Speaker Series" includes the following, as well as their respective date of presentation:

  • David Wilkins, Harvard Law School, on October 1, 2009
  • Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University Political Science Department, on October 21, 2009
  • Dan Markel, Florida State University College of Law, on November 2, 2009
  • Steven P. Goldberg, Georgetown University Law Center, on November 13, 2009
  • David Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, on December 2, 2009
  • Marci Hamilton, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law /Yeshiva University, on January 27, 2010
  • Greg Mitchell, University of Virginia School of Law, on February 26, 2010
  • Deana Pollard Sacks, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, on March 24, 2010
  • Josh Bowers, University of Virginia School of Law, on March 31, 2010
  • Sanford Levinson, The University of Texas School of Law, on April 15, 2010

Each speaker will present on a different topic. The series promises to be invigorating as well as varied. In addition to Professor Bitensky, the Program's Committee is made up of MSU Law Professors Kristi Bowman, Frank Ravitch, Glen Staszewski, and Mark Totten.

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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