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Media Contact:Steve Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181January 4, 2011

Senator Arlen Specter to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Philadelphia, PA –  Arlen Specter, the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Pennsylvania’s history, will join the University of Pennsylvania Law School as an adjunct faculty member, starting in the fall of 2011. Specter, who left the Senate this month after 30 years in office and is a University of Pennsylvania alumnus, will teach a course on the relationship between Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on separation of powers and the confirmation process.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

December 23, 2010

After signing the law repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” President Obama embraces Tobias Wolff of the Law School, who worked to rescind the 17-year-old system.

 

Article Source: New York Times

Chapter 9 Weighed in Pension Woes

December 23, 2010

David Skeel of the Law School shares his views about financial problems in cities with paying pensions that could result in some cities filing bankruptcy.

 

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

After Fall of ‘Don’t Ask,’ Pushing for ‘I Do’

December 20, 2010

Tobias Wolff of the Law School says that politicians can be “hyper-cautious” about public-policy issues like gay rights even when the public supports change.

Article Source: New York Times

China Runs Big Risks Coddling N. Korea

December 7, 2010

Jacques deLisle of the Law School comments on the relations between North Korea and China.

Article Source: American Chronicle

Christmas Resolution Might Have Faced Trouble on Multiple Fronts

December 6, 2010

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School comments on the Christmas Village signage dispute.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Audio: Why the Pentagon Is Prepared to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

December 2, 2010

Tobias Wolff of the Law School speaks on the prospect of repealing the 17-year old policy on gays in the military.

Article Source: WHYY-TV

Free Enterprise and the Judge

December 2, 2010

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School shares his opinion concerning patent law and American political views.

Article Source: CBSNews.com

Gates Urges Senate to Act After ‘Don’t Ask’ Report

December 1, 2010

Tobias B. Wolff of the Law School says a Pentagon report negates opposition to the repeal of “don’t ask, don‘t tell.”

‘Financial Steroids’

November 30, 2010

David Skeel of the Law School is cited for 2009 comments on hedge funds.

Article Source: New York Times