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Penn State Law students met with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Students in Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic visited the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 8 to meet with Justice Elena Kagan and listen to oral arguments in two cases.
Professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic and clinical professor, testified yesterday before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, at a hearing on three bills addressing employment discrimination:
Michael Foreman, clinical professor of law and director of the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic at Penn State Law, has been invited to testify before the U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee, Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, at a hearing on three bills addressing employment discrimination.  The hearing is scheduled for Sept. 17 at 10 a.m.
Two Supreme Court decisions within the last five years have made proving age discrimination claims and for proving unlawful retaliation when an employee is punished for opposing an unlawful employment practice more difficult for employees, and Professor Michael Foreman is working to educate Capitol Hill staff on how a proposed change in federal law could help older workers and those who challenge unlawful discrimination. A three-person panel will discuss the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (S.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic files brief with 4th Circuit Court of Appeals Jordan Feist
Is it legal to fire an employee for helping a co-worker report harassment? Some courts have said yes, but Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic is taking a stand. The Clinic representing the National Employment Lawyers Association filed an amicus curie brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.     10. Clinic files Supreme Court brief on housing discrimination case
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The Penn State Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt.
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Months of legal research and writing resulted in a significant win on appeal for ADA plaintiff and engineer Theresa Ellis, assisted by students in the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic.

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