UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Last week, the United States Supreme Court issued a decision in Perry v. Merit Services Protection Board that concurred with the arguments put forth by the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic in an amicus brief filed back in March.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- In the nine years since Penn State Law professor Michael Foreman founded the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, the clinic has grown and tackled dozens of important civil rights cases—and right now is involved with three separate cases currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will be honored by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIPNLG) this week for her tireless work, education, and advocacy in the area of immigration law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When Professor Michael Foreman, director of the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, requested tickets for the clinic’s annual trip to the Supreme Court, he didn’t specify a particular day or case. Likewise, when the clinic filed an amicus brief before the court in March in Perry v.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Lauren Picciallo, a graduating 3L and student in the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, has been focused on more than finals as she nears the end of her time at Penn State Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Rachel Herder, an attorney at a leading intellectual property law firm who has a Ph.D. in molecular, cellular, developmental biology, and genetics, will join the Penn State Law faculty on June 1 as director of the Intellectual Property Clinic and assistant professor of clinical law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Project South, a client of Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, has released a new report on immigrant detention centers that was drafted and edited by clinic students.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – On Friday, April 14, the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic held an information session regarding the current status of President Donald Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration in the Apfelbaum Courtroom in the Lewis Katz Building. With so many new developments, lawsuits, and commentary, the clinic aimed to clarify the status of litigation for attendees—students and members of the community—while also emphasizing the human side of the effects of these orders.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- On April 6, the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed a Brief in Opposition to Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Carlton Baptiste, a 78-year-old New Jersey resident, in Sessions v. Baptiste.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- When Penn State Law student Beth Ramos stood in front of a local magistrate to argue a bail hearing as part of the law school’s Indigent Criminal Justice Practicum, she knew the facts of her case backwards and forward. She’d met with her client earlier that morning, who was sitting in jail on a $50,000 secured bail for three alleged misdemeanors and a summary offense.
UNIVERISTY PARK, Pa. -- On Saturday, March 25, nearly 30 veterans and first responders from the local community walked into the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic office without an estate plan, and left with a free will, living will, and health care and financial powers of attorney.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic recently won appeals for two Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, earning them both the highest possible disability rating awarded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Earlier this month, the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, urging the nation’s highest court to resolve a complex procedural issue surrounding the workplace rights of federal government workers.