For Immediate Release:  Oct 10, 2008
2008, 10, 10

Hofstra Law to hold teach-ins on “Challenges for the Next President”

Hofstra Law to hold teach-ins on “Challenges for the Next President”

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Hofstra Law
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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — As all eyes turn to Hofstra University, the host of the third and final presidential debate on October 15, Hofstra Law School will hold a series of teach-ins on the “Challenges for the Next President.”  The events are free and open to all students and the public.

All of the teach-ins take place in the Sidney R. Siben and Walter Siben Moot Courtroom (Room 308) at Hofstra Law School in Hempstead, New York.  
   
A simultaneous webcast of each event will be broadcast on Hofstra Law's new webchannel law.hofstra.edu/webcast.  
   
Free food and refreshments will be provided at all events and throughout the evening on Debate Day, October 15.  
   
The “Challenges for the Next President” teach-in series kicks off on Tuesday, October 14, 6 to 7 p.m. with a panel discussion on “Human Rights and Immigration Law:  Challenges for the Next President” with special guest Yale Law School Dean Harold Hongju Koh.  
   
On Wednesday, October 15, 3 to 4 p.m., Hofstra Law Professors Robin Charlow and Leon Friedman will present “The Supreme Court:  Challenges for the Next President,” a panel discussion.   
   
On Wednesday, October 15, 4 to 5:30 p.m., “The Economic Crisis:  Challenges for the Next President,” a panel discussion, will feature Hofstra Law Professors J. Scott Colesanti, Ronald J. Colombo, Daniel J.H. Greenwood and Norman I. Silber.   
   
On Wednesday, October 15, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., “Health Care:  Challenges for the Next President,” a panel discussion, will feature Hofstra Law Professors Efthimios Parasidis and Joel Weintraub.  
   
On Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., “National Security: Challenges for the Next President,” a panel discussion, will feature Hofstra Law Professors Eric Freedman, Leon Friedman, Scott Horton and Julian Ku. 
   
On Wednesday, October 15, 9 to 11 p.m., Hofstra Law School will host “Debate Watch:  Third Presidential Debate.”  All students and the public are invited to view the debate which will be airing in Rooms 230, 238 and 308.

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The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University is located 40 minutes from New York City in suburban Long Island. Hofstra Law is home to nearly 850 students, an alumni base of more than 10,600 members and a distinguished faculty of more than 50 professors, including many scholars recognized as national and international experts in their field. The law school is part of Hofstra University and is fully accredited by the Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar of the American Bar Association.

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