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Professor Farmer to participate in International Competition Law Conference in DubrovnikPenn State Law Professor Beth Farmer has been invited to participate in the International Competition Law Conference, “Competition Law in Transition: Trends and Challenges” held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from June 15-17.
Immigration symposium confirms the need for overhaul of the U.S. Immigration systemAre there serious flaws with the U.S. immigration system? Yes, was the primary response echoed by a group of leading immigration experts who convened at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law on March 18 for a symposium titled “Immigration Adjudications: Court Reform & Beyond."
Penn State Law to present 'Immigration Adjudications: Court Reform & Beyond'On Thursday, March 18, 2010, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law will present "Immigration Adjudications: Court Reform and Beyond."
Center for Immigrants' Rights to host naturalization workshopThe Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a “Path to Naturalization” workshop on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to review the naturalization process and discuss the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.
Morris Dees inspires students with “Justice for All” insightsOn March 16, Morris Dees, a civil rights attorney who co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, shared a wide range of examples of justice against tyranny—from biblical times to present day with Penn State Law students.
Penn State Law alum begins Fulbright research in New ZealandFulbright scholar Julie Polakoski ’09 began a journey to New Zealand in February to undertake a comparative study of labor relations at the University of Victoria in Wellington. Her research will analyze the legal reforms that New Zealand has made regarding its labor laws as compared to the U.S. system, including the benefits or impediments that the reforms caused to the collective bargaining rights of workers.
Professor Michael Foreman testifies before EEOCAt the request of the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, explained the impact of Gross v. FBL Financial Services on unemployed older Americans on November 17.
Professor Foreman testifies on Older Workers Discrimination ActAt the request of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, testified during a hearing to examine H.R. 3721, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. If enacted, the legislation would restore civil rights protections for older workers stripped away by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision, Gross v. FBL Financial Services.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic asks High Court to ensure that employees cannot be forced to arbitrate without fair hearingOn Wednesday, March 31, 2010, Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, acting as counsel of record for six civil rights groups, filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Rent-A-Center, West v. Antonio Jackson, Supreme Court Docket Number 09-497.