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Judge (Arbitrator) Mathis to Visit Penn State Next Week

Daytime Court TV watchers rejoice!

Next Tuesday, April 16, Judge Greg Mathis, star of the popular court show Judge Mathis, will visit campus for a speaking event at 114 Katz Law Building.

Mathis struggled as a youth, getting involved in gangs, dropping out of school, and actually spending some time in jail in Detroit, his hometown. When a judge told him he needed to get his GED or go straight to jail, he found out his mother was dying of cancer. He promised her that he would end up turning his life around, which led him to his television career today.

Before starring on Judge Mathis, he was the youngest judge in Michigan’s history, and went on to serve as the Superior Court Judge for Michigan’s 36th District.

The free event, hosted by the Multicultural Undergraduate Law Association, will also include food. Following Mathis’ presentation, which begins at 6 p.m., there will be a question and answer session.

For more information on how court TV works, check out this article.

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Meghin Moore

Meghin is a senior majoring in Broadcast Journalism and minoring in English. She transferred from the Harrisburg campus as a junior to finish out her schooling at University Park. She has a passion for all things music, fashion, art, and food. She's a Pennsylvania native (born outside of Pittsburgh, and lived in Lebanon for 11 years), but resides in Virginia when she's not in school, and has moved a total of ten times in her life, mostly thanks to the military.

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