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First Day Of Teaching Law For Arlen Specter At University of Pennsylvania

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(credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

(credit: KYW’s Cherri Gregg)

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Arlen Specter was the longest-serving Senator in Pennsylvania History and now, after a successful career he is teaching a class at University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Delegate’s Cafe at The National Constitution Center was silent as about two dozen students and members of the public listened intently to the former Senator as he spoke about his time on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“The confirmation of the Supreme Court Justice is really a very high level drama. It really has all the attributes of an intense campaign.”

The course is titled, “Congress, the Constitution and the Supreme Court.” It focuses on the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justices. Specter will teach the class as an adjunct professor. His former General Counsel, Matthew Weiner is co-teacher.

Specter earned his bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Penn in 1951, and his law degree from Yale in 1956.

Reported by Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

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