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.
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.
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.
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.
First Circuit Court remands case, agreeing with clinic arguments that summary judgment was inappropriate
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.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic earned a significant and precedential victory on Nov. 8 when a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit issued a decision agreeing with the clinic’s argument that section 16(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code, which defines a “crime of violence,” is unconstitutionally vague.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and clinical professor of law at Penn State Law, was recently nominated and accepted to the board of trustees of the American Immigration Council.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and clinical professor of law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will present as a panelist at the Equal Justice Works annual Leadership Development Training, at 11:00 a.m. on Oct. 26 at the Marriott Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and clinical professor of law Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will speak at the Washington University School of Law as part of their Immigration Law Society Speaker Series at noon on Oct. 14 in St. Louis. The event is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Clinical Professor of Law Ross Pifer, director of the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law and the Rural Economic Development Clinic, has been invited to participate in a White House Rural Forum convened by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Penn State’s University Park campus on Oct. 5.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In celebration of Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week, which runs Sept. 16-25, Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic held an event for the community entitled “Asylum 101” in the Apfelbaum Courtroom of the Lewis Katz Building on Sept. 22.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – When you’re an alumna of Penn State Law, a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, and up for a promotion, there is perhaps no one better suited to perform your promotion ceremony than Penn State Law Interim Dean and Distinguished Scholar in Residence James W. Houck, the retired 41st judge advocate general of the U.S. Navy.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – After the recent “non-decision” in the Supreme Court immigration law case of U.S. v. Texas, many questions remain as to what will happen to the millions of undocumented young people and parents affected by the ruling. To help answer these questions for the local State College community, Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic hosted a community forum on August 31 in the State College Municipal Building.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, led by Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, recently joined Welcoming America as the organization’s first collegiate member.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law professor and immigration law expert Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will join Brown University community members and residents to discuss her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases on Thursday, August 4.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law’s Intellectual Property Clinic is now accepting applications from potential clients who have a need for IP legal services. The application is available on the clinic’s website, and the clinic will begin reviewing applications immediately in preparation for the fall 2016 semester.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Under the leadership of Professor Michele Vollmer, the Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic won appellate victories for two separate clients during the last academic year. The Veterans Clinic filed arguments in two appeals pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) in Washington, D.C.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law has released an updated version of its 2010 Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Cancellation of Removal Toolkit.
Clinic files amicus brief in First Circuit case on disenfranchised African American police officers in Boston
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Students in Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are weighing in on important issues in the field of disparate impact in law enforcement in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First Circuit. In Ronnie Jones, et al. v.
Veterans clinic director to discuss pension and disability benefit appeals, other legal issues at Penn State Fayette
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Michele Vollmer, director of Penn State Law’s Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic, will give a presentation on the appellate process for Veterans Affairs pension and disability claims at the Board of Veterans Appeals and the U.S. Court of Veterans Appeals on April 29 at Penn State Fayette.
U.S. attorney, public defenders, and human rights expert discuss prosecution of noncitizen illegal entry and reentry
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A U.S. attorney, two federal public defenders, and a human rights expert convened for a panel discussion about the prosecution of noncitizens for illegal entry and reentry on April 21 at Penn State Law.