Law School professor Arlen Specter was discharged from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Friday morning, where he was being treated for non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

He will be returning to HUP regularly for further treatment, according to a statement released by his family

Specter, who served as a Pennsylvania senator for over 30 years, retired after losing in the 2010 primary.

He is now an adjunct professor at Penn Law, where he co-teaches the fall course “Congress, the Constitution and the Supreme Court.”

For now, Matthew Wiener, who teaches the class with Specter and is his former General Counsel, is leading the course. But Specter told Wiener he plans to return to the classroom this semester.

“I do expect to see him sitting in one of the instructor’s chairs this fall,” Wiener said.

The former senator has a history of overcoming potentially fatal diseases. He had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease in 2005 and again in 2008. He said in a statement on Aug. 28 that the lymphoma is “another battle I intend to win.”

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