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Family Law Clinic News

Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.
The Law School's Family Law Clinic will sponsor a special event called “A Different Ending: How to Change the Domestic Violence Story” at 6 p.m. on October 2 in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event will feature a screening of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a film which documents the 2001 killing of Amy Homan McGee by her husband followed by a panel discussion with domestic violence experts. The event is free and open to the public.
Family Law Clinic Director Jill Engle and student Kira Lecznar '13
Students in the Family Law Clinic typically spend their days counseling clients, preparing filings, and making court appearances. Third-year students Alison Glunt, Teleicia Rose, and Bart Wischnowski and clinic fellow Erin Bloxham did those things but also worked on a project designed to help military families.



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