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Friday, July 6, 2007

CrimProf Spotlight: Susan Beth Farmer

Farmer2This week the CrimProf Blog Spotlights Penn State Dickinson School of Law CrimProf Susan Beth Farmer.

Professor Farmer, a former state antitrust law enforcement attorney, is actively engaged in researching and writing about the application of antitrust and trade regulation law within the federal system of the United States and within the international community. She is the chair of the Association of American Law School’s (AALS) section of Antitrust Law & Economic Regulation and, in that capacity, has planned and moderated the AALS program “Competition Without Borders: Antitrust Law & the Challenge of Globalization.” In 2005, she also planned and moderated the AALS Scholars’ Showcase program at the American Bar Association (ABA) Antitrust Section annual spring meeting.

In addition to these professional activities, Professor Farmer serves as a member of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute; as chair of the AALS Liaison Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section; and as chair of the Professional Education Committee of the ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section. Professor Farmer recently lectured on international conspiracies at the 23rd Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime conference at Cambridge University and gave a presentation on the new United Kingdom sexual offenses law at the Pennsylvania & Delaware Valley Feminist Law Teachers 12th Annual Conference. She is currently co-editing the forthcoming The European Experience with Merger and Deregulation; in Competition Policy and Merger Analysis in Deregulated and Newly Competitive Industries with Peter Carstensen.

Professor Farmer’s teaching and research interests also include criminal law, with emphasis both on white collar crime and on the impact of the criminal justice system on women. Additionally, her teaching responsibilities have included development and supervision of our extensive curricular externship program in which students work in government law offices, judges’ chambers or for non-profit organizations. Professor Farmer has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh. [Mark Godsey]

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