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A three-judge panel heard appeals from the trial court level on cases involving civil, criminal, and family law. The Hon. Cheryl Lynn Allen, a Penn State alumna, The Hon. Vic Stabile, a member of the Law School Class of 1982, and The Hon. Christine L. Donohue provided “teachable moments” for area middle-and high-school students.
A special argument session at Penn State Law on April 1 and 2 allowed the Superior Court of Pennsylvania to bring law to life for area students. A three-judge panel heard appeals from the trial court level on cases involving civil, criminal, and family law. The Hon. Cheryl Lynn Allen, a Penn State alumna, The Hon. Vic Stabile, a member of the Law School Class of 1982, and The Hon. Christine L. Donohue provided “teachable moments” for area middle- and high-school students as well as law students.
Courtney Kiehl
Courtney Kiehl ’15 didn’t grow up wanting to be a lawyer. She wanted to be a gymnast and spent up to 40 hours per week training with her coach and her team in the North Bay area of California. Ten years ago she disclosed to her mother and then authorities that her gymnastics coach had been sexually abusing her nearly every day for over a year. With her disclosure, seven other girls came forward and her life dramatically changed.
Advocates and legal experts will discuss legal and ethical issues of sexual assault cases at a public event set for 6:00 p.m. on April 15 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CLE credits are available for this event, which will be live in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park and simulcast to 029, Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, PA.
The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic has represented thirty-five clients since its establishment last year.
Law students Jessica Nixon, Tom Robins, and Brandon Merritt have represented thirty-five clients in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas under the supervision of attorneys Richard Settgast and
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.     10. Clinic files Supreme Court brief on housing discrimination case
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.     10. Clinic files Supreme Court brief on housing discrimination case
Penn State Extension offers programs as part of its Marcellus Shale education outreach. On January 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. Professor Ross Pifer will present a webinar on recent state supreme court ruling on Act 13 a 2012 law that made major updates to the rules governing Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry. Pifer will cover what provisions have been struck down, what provisions remain, what the existing framework is for municipal regulation, and address some of the other questions that have been raised by the opinion.
Jessica Parisi thinks the answer is yes, and she’s putting her education and her passion to work to improve the lives of low-income students.
Prestigious law journals to publish scholarship by Rallo '14 and Robins '14
Third-year law students Anthony Rallo and Thomas Robins are headed home for the break with a significant achievement to brag about. Two prestigious, peer-reviewed legal journals accepted their scholarly articles for publication, an honor typically reserved for faculty scholars. “I wouldn’t have submitted the article if Professor Blankfein-Tabachnick hadn’t encouraged me,” Robins said. Rallo said he also submitted his article on arbitration at the urging of Professor Carbonneau.
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The Penn State Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights in Township of Mount Holly v. Mt.
“To File or Not to File,” a report released today by the Center for Immigrants’ Rights at Penn State Law highlights the rate and circumstances surrounding Notice to Appear (NTA) filings at the immigration court. The report is available to the public online.
Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.
Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.
Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.
The Law School's Family Law Clinic will sponsor a special event called “A Different Ending: How to Change the Domestic Violence Story” at 6 p.m. on October 2 in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event will feature a screening of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a film which documents the 2001 killing of Amy Homan McGee by her husband followed by a panel discussion with domestic violence experts. The event is free and open to the public.
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Months of legal research and writing resulted in a significant win on appeal for ADA plaintiff and engineer Theresa Ellis, assisted by students in the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic.
Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) is the Northeast regional winner of the 2013 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and is now a national finalist for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award.
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The National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) asked the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic to draft an amici curiae brief in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, set for argument on April 24 before the Supreme Court; what surprised even clinic students was the number of other organizations that signed onto the brief: eighteen.
Family Law Clinic Director Jill Engle and student Kira Lecznar '13
The Center for Immigrants’ Rights on behalf of the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center will present a workshop to help young immigrants learn about legal status. Participants can earn how young people without legal status can avoid deportation and potentially receive work authorization and learn the eligibility requirements, application process, and potential risks of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  
The Center for Immigrants' Rights at Penn State Law and the Centre County Women's Resource Center Civil Legal Representation Project are teaming up to host “Shining the Light on Violence Against Immigrant Women” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Schlow Centre Regional Library. The public is welcome to this event, which will be a dialogue on the impact of domestic violence and sexual assault in the immigrant community.
Students in the Family Law Clinic typically spend their days counseling clients, preparing filings, and making court appearances. Third-year students Alison Glunt, Teleicia Rose, and Bart Wischnowski and clinic fellow Erin Bloxham did those things but also worked on a project designed to help military families.
Students in the Family Law Clinic typically spend their days counseling clients, preparing filings, and making court appearances. Third-year students Alison Glunt, Teleicia Rose, and Bart Wischnowski and clinic fellow Erin Bloxham did those things but also worked on a project designed to help military families.
The U.S. Supreme Court will be considering briefs from Professors David Kaye, Eileen Kane, and Bob Rains as well as the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic in four different cases this term.

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