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Two law faculty members receive Fulbright awards


Thomas Carbonneau and Katherine Pearson, professors of law at Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law, have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2009-2010 academic year.

Professor Carbonneau, the Samuel P. Orlando Distinguished Professor of Law, will hold the Visiting Chair in Comparative Law and Legal Pluralism at McGill Faculty of Law in Montréal, Quebec, Canada in spring 2010. 

Professor Pearson will conduct research at the Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Science at Queen’s University Belfast. She will compare policies of foreign countries on long-term care financing and study the relationship between restrictions on access to public funding and family or caretaker abuse of elders.

Professors Carbonneau and Pearson are two of approximately 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad to approximately 150 countries for the 2009-2010 academic year through the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Fulbright Program, America’s flagship international educational exchange activity, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Recipients of Fulbright Scholar awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement and because they have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential in their fields.

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