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The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society

The Arlin M. Adams Center for Law and Society at Susquehanna University exposes and explores the rich intersections between law and the various other disciplines in our society which surface in contemporary thought. It provides a forum and research opportunities for examination of issues impacting human rights and social responsibility, involving science and technology, and requiring constitutional interpretation.

Susquehanna's emphasis on undergraduate liberal arts education and pre-professional studies offers an ideal home for The Adams Center. Its activities and materials expose students to the theory and practice of law through internships and field experiences, networking, professional seminars, independent study, research projects, and enhanced library resources. The interdisciplinary programs and projects of The Adams Center enrich and inform civic life in the Central Susquehanna Valley and throughout the country.

The family of Sigfried and Janet Weis and The Degenstein Foundation of Sunbury, Pennsylvania, with support from the Annenberg Foundation, established the Center in 2001 in honor of prominent Philadelphia jurist Arlin M. Adams. Judge Adams' distinguished legal career includes 17 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Architectural Image from Susquehanna University's Campus

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