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Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News

Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic 2023
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, along with The Employment Law Group—a litigation boutique based in Washington, D.C., filed an opening brief for Ms. Valerie Jeffords in the Ninth Circuit. Through the brief, Jeffords, who suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to her wrongful termination, sought to reverse an unfavorable finding of summary judgment.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, along with The Employment Law Group—a litigation boutique based in Washington, D.C., filed an opening brief for Ms. Valerie Jeffords in the Ninth Circuit. Through the brief, Ms. Jeffords, who suffered a traumatic brain injury that led to her wrongful termination, sought to reverse an unfavorable finding of summary judgment. Speaking about the importance of her case, Ms.
Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – On March 6, 2023, the Penn State Law in University Park Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, along with the world’s largest organization of plaintiff employment lawyers, the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA), and their counterpart, the National Institute for Workers’ Rights, filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in Groff v. DeJoy, a case concerning the right to workplace accommodations for religious minorities.
Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – On February 1, 2023, the Penn State Law in University Park Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, representing the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the National Employment Law Project (NELP), filed an amicus brief with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in an employment discrimination case. The brief supports Shelley Fitzgerald, a guidance counselor fired from Roncalli High School, a Catholic school, after administration and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis learned she was married to another woman.
Max Giuliano
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Max Giuliano, a third-year law student at Penn State Law in University Park, has had an eventful law school career. Currently ranked second out of 115 students in his class, Giuliano has received the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) Awards for the highest grades in Torts, Administrative Law, and Corporations.
Penn State Law in University Park 2022 Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –  The Penn State Law in University Park Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, alongside Washington, D.C.-based firm, The Employment Law Group, PC, filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States, along with a Motion to Proceed as a Veteran,  in a case that concerns reemployment rights for uniformed service members who make the brave decision to take leave from their civilian careers to serve our nation. The Court granted the Motion to Proceed as a Veteran on November 14, 2022.
U.S. Supreme Court
UPDATE: Supreme Court Decides in Favor of Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic Amicus Brief
Penn State Law Experiential Learning
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law in University Park students work alongside faculty in a hands-on atmosphere that takes them beyond the books.  Penn State Law faculty encourage experiential learning – both in courses, and in clinics – to augment students’ coursework and help them develop the confidence to serve as leaders in a range of legal fields, from criminal defense of indigent populations to international law and legislative advocacy:

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