To the northwest of Penn State Law, the Allegheny National Forest (ANF) spans more than a half million acres and serves as an iconic example of the balancing act of protecting the environment while allowing economic development of its resources.
Clinic student Matt Lager meets with client
An anthology of 9/11 reflections released today by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the Penn State School of International Affairs concentrates on the impact of the attacks on the lives of immigrants and immigration policy, providing both a report card and ideas for the future.
Lee Gelernt, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer who litigated the controversial Ashcroft v. al-Kidd case in the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom in Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa., on October 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be simulcast to Room 104, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
Stacie Hunhoff ’12 is realizing her dream of helping immigrants obtain desperately needed legal help. Immigration law is notoriously complex and deadline-driven, but the need for legal help far exceeds what many immigrants can afford. Hunhoff helps address that divide as an intern at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center, a nonprofit organization that provides legal and education resources to detained populations in Pennsylvania.
The new International Sustainable Development Projects Law Clinic gives Penn State Law students the chance to join University colleagues from a wide range of disciplines who are working to develop, design, and implement humanitarian projects and social ventures in the developing world.
Can a civilian employer harass a service member based upon military status?
Professor Michael Foreman was asked to lend his expertise at a public meeting held by the EEOC on November 17 to examine the impact of the current economic climate on older Americans. The director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic explained the impact of Gross v. FBL Financial Services on older Americans as part of a panel focused on current legal issues.
At the request of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, Professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, testified during a hearing to examine H.R. 3721, the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act. If enacted, the legislation would restore civil rights protections for older workers stripped away by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2009 decision, Gross v.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic asks High Court to ensure that employees cannot be forced to arbitrate without fair hearing
Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in Rent-A-Center, West v. Antonio Jackson. The Court will hear oral arguments in the case on April 26. The question presented in this case is who, a court or a private arbitrator, should determine whether an arbitration agreement is grossly unfair.
Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic has been retained as co-counsel to work with Bernabei & Wachtel, PLLC, a Washington, D.C.
The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in Thompson v.
Penn State Law is again on record with the Supreme Court of the United States. The Law School’s new Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amici curiae brief in Gross v. FBL Financial Services, No. 08-441, on Tuesday, February 5.
University Park, Pa. — The Civil Rights Appellate Clinic at Penn Law recently filed an amici curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in the case Ricci v. DeStefano. The case is scheduled to heard by the Supreme Court on April 22.
The testimony of Professor Michael Foreman, director of Penn State Law's Civil Rights Appellate Clinic and clinical professor, before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committe was mentioned in the October 8 Wall St.
As part of its mission to promote a modernized immigration system through representation of immigrant advocacy organizations, students from Penn State Law's Center for Immigrants' Rights collaborated with the American Immigration Council's Legal Action Center to co-author a new study, Up Against the Clock: Fixing the Broken Employment Authorization Asylum Clock.
Refugees are among the world’s most vulnerable people, and last year the United States resettled more refugees than any other country—80,000. But the road to gaining asylum in the United States is anything but predictable. Major players from the human rights, immigration, and advocacy community gathered at Penn State Law to ask two fundamental questions about the now 30-year-old Refugee Act: how did we get here, and where do we go from here?
Immigrants’ rights advocate and law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve a second year on the ABA Commission on Immigration, an association that works to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States.
Private bills and deferred action covered by leading law firms and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Today, Duane Morris LLP, Maggio + Kattar, and Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights released a toolkit for practitioners on two significant but lesser known immigration remedies, private bills and deferred action.
The Department of Homeland Security announced it would suspend the controversial NSEERS (National Security Entry-Exit Registration System) program implemented in the wake of September 11, 2001, a move which had been advocated for by the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights.