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Professor Sheldon Halpern recently participated in a two-day seminar on "Oral History in the Digital Age" at the U.S. Library of Congress, sponsored by the Library of Congress and Michigan State University's MATRIX.
Professor Halpern also gave a lecture late last month on U.S. defamation law and U.K. defamation law reform to the law school community at Queen Mary University in London.
The next day, while still in London, Professor Halpern gave another lecture to the law school community at Edinburgh University on the U.S. copyright construct of "fair use," as compared to the UK "fair dealing" doctrine.
Professor Halpern joined Albany Law School in the fall of 2005 as the Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law & Technology. In 2007, he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Professor Halpern received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated first in his class at Cornell Law School. He was a professor at The Ohio State University starting in 1984 and was named the C. William O'Neill Professor of Law and Judicial Administration in 2001.
Before joining academia, Professor Halpern practiced law in New York and Minnesota. At Albany Law School, he teaches Copyright Law, the Law of Defamation and Privacy and Trademark Law.