UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic (CIRC) has released a report on behalf of its client, the Pennsylvania Immigrant Family Unity Project (PAIFUP), that looks at the issue of detained immigrants’ ability to access counsel in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
UPDATE: The district court read the pro se allegations too narrowly, and the allegations do show "concrete" injury. On Nov. 1, this case was remanded to the U.S.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic built upon its reputation and previous experience to engage in more outreach activities and to offer direct counsel to more clients than in previous academic years. The work of the 2018-19 academic year saw the clinic assist 20 veterans from 13 different counties in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Nebraska, offering students valuable experience through outreach, advocacy, and client interaction.
UPDATE: Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic On the Winning Side of Supreme Court Decision
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic has a long history of working with communities and local police departments regarding immigration laws, policies and procedures. Recently, clinic students had the opportunity to develop and deliver immigration training in their own backyard to nearly every officer in University Park through a collaboration with Penn State University Police.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic Files Petition in U.S. Supreme Court in Whistleblower Case and Continues to Pursue Remedy in Third Circuit ADA Action
UPDATE: The Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has listed Doe v. Law School Admission Council for argument on September 12, 2019, and has granted the motion to have a student argue it. Penn State Law in University Park student Jenny Bruce will argue the case. UNIVERSITY PARK, PA–Students in the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic got real insight into law practice facing two short briefing deadlines at the start of the spring semester.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic meets former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, files brief in the Third Circuit
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic met with one of the top Supreme Court advocates in the country this semester, former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement, and filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit as counsel on behalf of a Jane Doe.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic has won several disability and back pay awards for veterans since its inception nearly four years ago, all while providing students hands-on experience with administrative law, pretrial litigation and appellate advocacy skills.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Ross H. Pifer, clinical professor of law at Penn State Law, has been elected to the American Agricultural Law Association board of directors.
Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic celebrates 10-year anniversary with new publication highlighting personal stories
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Students in the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic spent Sept. 30 through Oct. 4 serving as advocates for families about to undergo their credible fear interviews at the Berks County Residential Center in Leesport, Pennsylvania.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic is collaborating with the Municipality of State College to recognize Welcoming Week with an Immigration and Equity Summit on Sept. 17.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – As Daniella Johner scrolled through her Instagram feed earlier this summer, she wasn’t expecting to find anything specific—just the normal assortment of photos and updates from friends and family. Instead, she found out that she won a significant scholarship from the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF).
Washington, D.C. — A feeling of uncertainty has invaded most every aspect of life for DACA recipients pursuing legal careers since President Donald Trump took office, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress and the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic recently filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia representing the interests of four high-impact nonprofit organizations that are on the front line assisting survivors affected by natural disasters and that advocate for improvements in assistance programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic has had a busy year. During a tumultuous, tense, and constantly evolving political cycle, students at the clinic have taken on multiple projects in the 2017-18 academic year, which have resulted in multiple victories, both locally and across the nation.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the court’s more liberal justices last month in its opinion in Sessions v. Dimaya, he helped to free from federal custody a client of the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic has been involved in two high-profile employment cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term: Janus v. AFSCME and Encino Motorcars v. Navarro.
Penn State President Eric Barron invited the members of the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic to his tailgate for the Military Appreciation Game against Rutgers on Nov. 11. In his remarks, Barron noted the important work being performed by the clinic in support of veterans and current members of the armed forces. Following the tailgate, the clinic watched the football game from President's box in Beaver Stadium.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Michael Foreman will speak on Dec. 14 at an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), hosted by AARP, AARP Foundation, and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium, of which Penn State Law is a member, has signed a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs, the American Bar Association, and The Veterans Consortium that will help improve veterans’ access to free legal services.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Captain Jason Samuel '14 and Captain Kyle Krombach '12 are both part of the proud tradition of “Marines defending Marines” as Marine Corps judge advocates in the Marine Corps Defense Services Organization. But before they joined the few and the proud, Krombach and Samuel were part of a different tradition: the strong support of military members at Penn State Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – As part of its ongoing work with the State College Borough, the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law consulted with the borough and the State College Police Department to craft a revised policy on anti-bias-based policing and immigration. Borough Manager Thomas J. Fountaine II and Police Department Chief John Gardner announced the policy on Oct. 16.