Internationally Renowned Legal Scholar Peter Lake to Keynote Steptoe & Johnson Higher Education Seminar



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Lake will speak on college admission scandals and future trends

PITTSBURGH, Pa.Peter F. Lake, Senior Higher Education Attorney with Steptoe & Johnson, and one of the country’s foremost authorities on higher education law, will give the closing address at Steptoe & Johnson PLLC’s Higher Education Seminar on Thursday, May 23, at the Westin Pittsburgh.  Experts from the areas of law, higher education, communications, and cybersecurity will address crucial issues facing colleges and universities.  Lake will speak on college admission scandals and upcoming trends in higher education law.  

Lake is a professor with the Stetson University College of Law.  He is also the Charles A. Dana chair and director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University.  Lake is an award winning teacher and writer in the areas of higher education law and policy, torts, insurance, and jurisprudence.  

He is the recipient of numerous national awards including the Vision Award from Alpha Chi Omega women’s fraternity.  He currently chairs the council of experts for the Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation 32 National Campus Safety Initiative and serves as an advisor for SurvJustice, a national organization that advocates for survivors of sexual violence.

Lake earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Harvard College. 

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