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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law students in the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic spent the month of April conducting outreach to the local community.
Third-year Penn State Law student Jill Menning argued and won a court ruling on a writ of habeas corpus petition. Menning was defending a client as part of her work in Penn State Law’s Indigent Criminal Justice Practicum.
More on Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, by Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia. Reviews
Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A new book by Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the first of its kind to comprehensively examine the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – This semester, Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants' Rights has been working with the State College Mayor’s Office to educate the community on President Barack Obama's executive action programs on immigration.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic recently filed anamicus curiae brief on behalf of the National Urban League and the NAACP with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit arguing in favor of the employees in the matter of Lopez, et al. v. City of Lawrence, et al. 
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law, will deliver the keynote address at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center’s (PIRC) Light of Liberty Award Reception on March 18 in York, Pa.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – More than 100 immigration law scholars and professors have signed on to a letter released today that calls a federal judge’s decision to temporarily halt President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration “deeply flawed.”
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will deliver the keynote address at the 19th Annual Conference on Race, Class, Gender, and Ethnicity at the University of North Carolina School of Law on Feb. 28 in Chapel Hill, N.C.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will deliver a talk on the use of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law on Jan. 30 at the American University Law Review’s symposium taking place at the Washington, D.C., office of law firm Mayer Brown.
Richard Setgast, Alaina Dickens, and Casey McClain
Third-year Penn State Law student Alaina Dickens, argued her first jury trial this week, defending her client, charged with driving under the influence and simple assault, in the Centre County, Pa., Courthouse. The unique opportunity is part of her experience as a member of Penn State Law’s Indigent Criminal Justice Practicum. Preparation for the case began in September, when the defendant first came to the Public Defender’s Office, and Dickens worked on his case from the initial interview.

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