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.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Third-year Penn State Law student Penelope Scudder had a rare opportunity on April 5 when she argued a case against the U.S. Department of Justice before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia, garnering praise from the judges and opposing counsel for her performance and preparation in the case.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Students in the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law made two presentations this month to educate State College residents and Penn State students on United States v. Texas and how the case will impact local communities.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law, is speaking on her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases at Cornell University on Wednesday, April 6.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law students assisted area attorneys at the annual Wills for Heroes event in Innovation Park in the law offices of Penn State Law’s clinical programs on March 19. The event was co-sponsored by the Centre County Bar Association and Penn State Law’s Public Interest Law Fund and Veterans and Servicemembers’ Legal Clinic. Nineteen students helped to connect first responders and veterans with attorneys who provided free estate planning documents.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Global Connections, a community-based nonprofit organization affiliated with Penn State and the United Way of Centre County, has selected Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia as the Penn State faculty recipient of this year’s Spirit of Internationalization Award.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Published by West Academic for use in law school classrooms, Entertainment Law on a Global Stage, co-authored by Penn State Law professor Geoffrey R. Scott, offers law students a comprehensive look at entertainment law, including a variety of subjects not found in other texts.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will be in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 24 for a panel discussion on her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases and the pending United States V. Texas Supreme Court case.
Civil Rights Clinic in the mix over debate on constitutionality of parts of the Immigration and Nationality Act
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – After being appointed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit to represent a client who is fighting deportation, students in Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic find themselves in the center of a constitutional challenge to part of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that is likely to land in the lap of the Supreme Court.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Two Penn State Law students argued at a preliminary hearing at the Centre County Courthouse in January, defending their clients in front of a local magistrate and winning their release from custody. Brian Forgue and Nicole Jensen, participants in Penn State Law’s Indigent Criminal Justice Practicum, went toe-to-toe with assistant district attorneys challenging evidence on a prima facie level.