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IU Law - Indy to host roundtable on economy

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Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis faculty members will discuss Thursday their analyses of the current economic issues facing the U.S. in a roundtable discussion, "The Economic Crisis and the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008."

Max Huffman, associate law professor, organized the program to discuss foreclosures, the stock market, company bankruptcies, securities markets and other areas impacting the current economic situation.

Other panelists are Cynthia A. Baker, clinical associate law professor and director of the Program on Law and State Government; Nicholas L. Georgakopoulos, Harold R. Woodard Professor of Law; Antony Page, associate law professor and dean's fellow; and Lloyd T. Wilson Jr., law professor and chair-elect of American Association of Law Schools' Section on Real Estate Transactions.

The event is from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Wynne Courtroom. The roundtable is open to the public; visitors are encouraged to park in the natatorium garage at the corner of New York Street and University Boulevard, two blocks west of the law school. Documentation will be provided for attorneys who want to apply for CLE credit.

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