Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE PRESENTS AT ISTANBUL BAR ASSOCIATION

June 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented to the Istanbul Bar Association. His presentation, titled The U.S. Common Law System, explored the structure of the U.S. legal system, the U.S. common law system, and plain language writing. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE PRESENTS AT EMPIRE STATE LEGAL WRITING CONFERENCE

May 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference. His presentation, titled From Nice to Necessary: The Rise of Plain Language Laws, explored the proliferation of legal writing statutes that require lawyers to write using plain language standards. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROFESSOR MICHAEL BLASIE SERVES AS LEGAL WRITING INSTRUCTOR IN NATIONAL JUDICIAL COLLEGE’S JUDICIAL WRITING PROGRAM

April 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie served as a legal writing instructor for the National Judicial College’s Judicial Writing Program. As an instructor, he ran individualized writing feedback sessions for administrative law judges from across the country. Full story

Michael Blasie PROF. BLASIE PRESENTS AT KIMEP UNIVERSITY IN KAZAKHSTAN

April 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented a guest lecture at KIMEP University in Kazakhstan. His presentation, titled Using Plain Language in Contract Drafting, explored the how lawyers can use plain language to draft more effective contracts. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE CHOSEN AS DISTINGUISHED GUEST SPEAKER AT SYMBIOSIS LAW SCHOOL IN INDIA

April 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented a Distinguished Guest Speaker lecture to over three hundred students at Symbiosis Law School in India. His presentation, titled Class Actions in the United States, covered the history, strategies, and law surrounding class actions. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE PRESENTS AT TASHKENT STATE UNIVERSITY OF LAW IN UZBEKISTAN

April 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented a guest lecture at Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan. His presentation, titled Using Plain Language in Contract Drafting, explored how lawyers can use plain language to draft more effective contracts. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE CHOSEN TO PRESENT AT EMPIRE STATE LEGAL WRITING CONFERENCE

March 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie was selected to present at the Empire State Legal Writing Conference. His presentation, titled From Nice to Necessary: The Laws, Policies, Experts, Empirical Studies, and Risks That Require Lawyers Write Differently, will explore the proliferation of legal writing statutes that require lawyers to write using plain language standards. Full story

Pardiss Kebriaei PROFESSORS BLASIE, PRINCE AND STENDIG HOST PARDISS KEBRIAEI IN LEGAL ANALYSIS & WRITING II

February 2021 — Professors Michael A. Blasie, Samantha J. Prince and Zachary Stendig recently hosted guest speaker Pardiss Kebriaei in their 1L Legal Analysis & Writing II course. Ms. Kebriaei is a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Full story

2021 ILEA/LLM conference PROFESSOR BLASIE CHOSEN TO PRESENT AT INTERNATIONAL LEGAL EDUCATION CONFERENCE

February 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie was selected to present at the 2021 ILEA/LLM conference entitled International Legal Education: Life After 2020. His presentation, titled Plain Language: An International Writing Standard, will explore ways to teach international students legal writing techniques than span across languages. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROFESSOR BLASIE SPOKE AT THE LEGAL WRITING INSTITUTE’S WORKSHOP ON TEACHING PERSUASION

December 2020 — Professor Michael Blasie recently spoke at a Legal Writing Institute’s Workshop on Teaching Persuasion.  Professor Blasie addressed the topic of reply briefs. Full story