President Obama Nominates Vanaskie ’78 to Third CircuitOn Friday, August 7, President Obama nominated Judge Thomas Vanaskie ’78 to the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The post is one step below the U.S. Supreme Court and covers all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
Professor Kinports reflects on legacy of Justice StevensKit Kinports, Polisher Family Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, served as a clerk on the Supreme Court for a year during Justice Stevens’ tenure. She recently shared some thoughts on his legacy and what to expect moving forward.
LL.M. applicants from around the world attend Penn State Law’s first virtual open houseFour current LL.M. students and LL.M. program director, Professor Karen Bysiewicz, welcomed prospective students from a half dozen countries to a first-ever “virtual” open house on April 14. “For students to make a commitment to a school, sight unseen, is a lot to ask,” said Bysiewicz. “Our goal was a real-time discussion where the students could see and hear from us, so that it would make the students’ decision easier.”
Senate confirms Professor Keckler's appointment to Legal Services BoardProfessor Charles Keckler's nomination by President Obama to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Keckler said he is "honored to be appointed. It's a way for me to continue to participate in public service while still continuing with my current work."
Penn State Law students go pro bono over spring breakWhile many law students spend spring break catching up on rest and relaxation before the end of the semester crunch, Penn State Law students Hannah Suhr ’11 and Eunice Yang ’12 spent their break as public service volunteers in the Public Interest Law Fund’s Alternative Spring Break program.
Penn State undergrads invited to get a jump on law schoolThinking about going to law school? If you’re a Penn State undergrad heading into your junior or senior year, don’t delay. There are only two weeks left before the April 1 deadline to register for an incredible opportunity to discover what it’s like to be a law student. From learning how to brief a case and analyze a statute to making an argument in court, “Explore Law” will give you the tools you need to succeed as a law student.
Securities law expert Professor Langevoort next in Scholarly Dialogues series, March 24Penn State Law Review is pleased to announce a special guest as part of its Scholarly Dialogues series. Donald J. Langevoort, Thomas Aquinas Reynolds Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, will present his working paper, "Reading Stoneridge Carefully: A Duty-Based Approach to Reliance and Third Party Liability under Rule 10b-5."
Civil rights icon Morris Dees to speak at Penn State LawPioneering civil rights attorney and founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Morris Dees will speak on “Equal Justice for All” at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law on Tuesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. The talk is open to the public and will take place in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building.
Sports Law Institute unveils star-studded lineup of spring speakersHeavy hitters from the world of professional baseball and football will visit Penn State Law to talk business, marketing, law, and sports.
In the media: Professor Lopatka on antitrust suit against GoogleOn March 3, Professor John Lopatka discussed Microsoft's antitrust law suit against Google in an interview with Kai Ryssdal on American Public Media's Marketplace.