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Krombach and Samuel | Penn State Law
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.
2017 Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic Members
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.
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia and the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic have been busy. At the 2017 American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) National Convention, their efforts will be recognized as Wadhia, the founder and director of the clinic, accepts the Excellence in Legal Advocacy Award.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – On the eve of the fifth anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), more than 100 law professors have signed on to a letter to President Donald Trump co-authored by Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia that explains the legal foundation for DACA and its implementation by the executive branch.
Growing up, Rebecca Buckleystein—a Penn State Law alumna and cofounder of the Veterans and Service Members Legal Clinic—was always eager to get out into the world and start working to make a difference.
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.
Penn State Law students in front of the Supreme Court
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.
Lauren Picciallo | Penn State Law
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.
Center for Immigrants' Rights Clinic | Penn State Law
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.
Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic
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.
Penn State Law student Beth Ramos
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.
Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic
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.
Civil Rights Clinic students Andy Low, Patrick Stickney, Rachel Naquin, Theresa Dorsainvil, and Misti Howey.
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.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- As Inauguration Day moves closer for President-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign often featured controversial rhetoric on immigration, Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia has been busy.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and Clinical Professor of Law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia was twice cited by Judge Richard Posner in an immigration decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.
Immigrants' Rights Teach-In | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – “How did we get here?” That was the opening question posed by Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar & clinical professor of law, at Penn State Law’s Teach-In on Immigrants’ Rights, held Jan. 12 in the Lewis Katz Building.
Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Borough of State College is officially an inclusive and welcoming place for immigrants and local residents regardless of their immigration status, thanks to a formal resolution that came out of a partnership with the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic.
Civil Rights Appellate Clinic | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit agreed with an argument made in an amicus curiae brief filed by Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic when it recently remanded a case for a jury trial. The appeals court vacated the lower court’s summary judgment in Jones v.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Several years before Justin Bish helped to found the Penn State Law Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, he watched his Army National Guard unit return from Afghanistan and struggle to access veterans’ benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
UNIVERSITY PARK -- As media and public scrutiny of president-elect Donald Trump’s proposed “Muslim registry” intensifies, a 2012 report from the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic has become an important part of the national dialogue surrounding this controversial issue.

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