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C-NET to air “Decriminalizing Border Crossings” with Penn State Law Professor Victor RomeroIn honor of the late Barbara Jordan's service as chair of the 1994-95 U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, Penn State Law Professor Victor Romero presented, "Decriminalizing Border Crossings" as the guest speaker for the 2011 Barbara Jordan Lecture on March 21.
In step with Joe DevineGood lawyers are precise. They multitask. They focus on the big picture while thinking on their feet. Joe Devine ’11 got a head start on building those skills before 110,000 fans as a member of the iconic Penn State Blue Band.
Muskie Fellow Abdukhalilov plans to bring new dispute resolution skills home to KyrgyzstanBetween the time Sardorbek Abdukhalilov found out he was accepted as a Muskie Fellow to study for an LL.M. at Penn State Law and the time he began the program, two seminal events happened that would profoundly affect his life.
Alumni take on law and science of intelligent designDuring the six-week trial of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, the fate of scientific education in America hung in the balance in the courtroom of Judge John Jones III ’80. It was the first case testing whether intelligent design could legally be taught as part of a science class in public school. Today Judge Jones visited Penn State Law to reflect on the case and intelligent design with fellow alumnus Frank Ravitch ’91, a scholar of law, religion, and philosophy.
Professor Ross to participate in Harvard’s Sports Law SymposiumPenn State Law Professor Stephen Ross has been invited to participate in Harvard Law School’s 2011 Sports Law Symposium on March 25, 2011. The theme for the symposium is amateurism.
Abby Ginzberg to screen Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of JusticeFilm director Abby Ginzberg will visit Penn State Law to screen Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice on April 14. The film documents the life of lawyer, judge, and law professor Cruz Reynoso, who has dedicated his career to pursuit of justice for all.
Event will drill into Marcellus Shale issuesToday more than 2,000 natural gas drilling wells dot the Keystone State, while millions of gallons of water are pumped into the earth in an effort to fracture natural gas from deep rock formations. The Penn State Environmental Law Review invites the public to an interdisciplinary event that will examine the legal and environmental aspects of Marcellus Shale drilling in the Northeast on February 10.
College of Education appoints Professor Green to Batschelet endowed chairPreston C. Green III, who holds a joint appointment with the Law School and Penn State’s College of Education, has been appointed the Batschelet chaired professor of educational administration in the College of Education. Green is professor-in-charge of the College’s Educational Leadership program. He also helped develop Penn State's joint degree programs in law and education and is the director of the annual Law and Education Institute at Penn State, which provides instruction on educational law to teachers, administrators, and attorneys.
Supreme Court advocate makes his case at Penn State LawAttorney Sean E. Summers visited Penn State Law to speak about his pro bono work in Snyder v. Phelps, a case he recently argued before the Supreme Court.
Shevlin ’11 thrives on Law and International AffairsWhen Lisa Pex Shevlin ’11 graduates this spring, she will have both a juris doctor and a master's degree in international affairs; she has been able to accomplish this in three years due to an impressive feat of time management.