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No recess for Civil Rights Appellate Clinic students as they prepare for Supreme CourtWhile many Penn State Law students are headed home for some rest and relaxation during the holiday break, students in the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are busy hammering out the details of a reply brief in Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals that is due to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on December 29. Work began on the brief over the Thanksgiving holiday. Clinic director Professor Michael Foreman will argue the case set for January 11.
Law student gets traction as entrepreneurThanks to starting his own business, Penn State Law student Kai Kaapro ’12 is experienced in negotiation, regulatory law, and business management. Kaapro launched Trolley Pub in Tucson, Arizona this year with business partner Andrew Cole. The duo raised $100,000 in venture funds, and he obtained insurance and applied for a business license all before finishing his final exams in the spring.
Legal legends join the Law School in naming Semester in Washington Program for Jack Keeney ’49On Tuesday, dozens of legendary attorneys and jurists joined Penn State University Dickinson School of Law to name the school’s Semester in Washington, D.C. program for John C. “Jack” Keeney ’49. Four of his five children and their spouses were on hand to accept the honor for Keeney who died last month.
Latest technology draws attention of top China law schoolDean Wan Meng and Associate Dean Russell Leu of Beijing Foreign Studies University School of Law visited Penn State Law recently, exploring ways to increase opportunities for LL.M. students in Beijing.
Penn State Law recognized for public service preparationPenn State Law was named one of the best law schools for preparing students for public service by National Jurist Magazine in December 2011. It is the only law school to make three of the five categories identified by the magazine under the public service heading: government, prosecutor/public defender, and state judicial clerks.
Max Planck Society appoints Professor Ventoruzzo director of new law instituteProfessor Marco Ventoruzzo has been appointed director of the new Max Planck Institute for Procedural and Regulatory Law in Luxembourg. The institute is a joint venture of the Max Planck Society, one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world, and the government of Luxembourg which is investing in growing its research and educational competencies.
Clinic efforts instrumental in passage of new law clarifying USERRAThe efforts of students in Penn State Law’s Appellate Civil Right Clinic proved instrumental in the passage of a new law clarifying the USERRA.
Penn State Law works with Palestinians and others to bring international arbitration skills training to PalestinePenn State Law is one of several organizations sponsoring an intensive ”Teach-In” on International Arbitration in Ramallah on December 7 and 8. International and Palestinian arbitration scholars and experts will conduct sessions on topics ranging from the benefits of international arbitration for the local economy to how to negotiate and draft an international arbitration clause.