Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law in University Park Civil Rights Appellate Clinic recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court. Biel v. St. James, a religious liberty case that was granted certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court that poses the question of which test the court should apply in determining who qualifies as a “minister” under the ministerial exception.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law in University Park students are thrilled to have reached an agreement with the Law School Admissions Council (LSAC) to allow Ms. Jane Doe to sit for the LSAT exam with accommodations. Last year, the Third Circuit appointed the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic to represent Ms. Doe as a friend of the court. The Clinic successfully argued that Ms.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Just five weeks into the fall semester, a team with Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic co-authored and filed a brief in a case that is now headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. The landmark civil rights case will decide whether or not cable companies can be sued for refusing to carry programming from an African American-owned network.
UPDATE: The district court read the pro se allegations too narrowly, and the allegations do show "concrete" injury. On Nov. 1, this case was remanded to the U.S.
UPDATE: Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic On the Winning Side of Supreme Court Decision
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic Files Petition in U.S. Supreme Court in Whistleblower Case and Continues to Pursue Remedy in Third Circuit ADA Action
UPDATE: The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has listed Doe v. Law School Admission Council for argument on September 12, 2019, and has granted the motion to have a student argue it. Penn State Law in University Park student Jenny Bruce will argue the case. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA–Students in the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic got real insight into law practice facing two short briefing deadlines at the start of the spring semester.