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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.
Nicole Jensen and Brian Forgue
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.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Clinical Professor Ross Pifer, director of Penn State Law’s Center for Agricultural and Shale Law, will deliver a webinar on the legal issues associated with induced seismicity—earthquake activity resulting from human or artificial development—and its impact on landowners at 12 p.m. EST on Feb. 17.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. –Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will discuss her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases on Feb. 10 in Atlanta as part of a continuing legal education luncheon sponsored by the Emory Law Journal, the Immigration Law Society, and LexisNexis. The luncheon begins at noon at Emory University School of Law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is participating in a panel discussion on immigration law this week at the 110th annual meeting of The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in New York City. The discussion, “Is Immigration Law Administrative Law?” is jointly sponsored by the AALS immigration law and administrative law sections and will be held at 10:15 a.m. on Jan. 7.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – As part of the Citizenship and Migration in the Americas Series, an initiative of New York University Press, Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will take part in a panel discussion around her newest book,  Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, on Jan. 7 at New York Law School in New York City.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa – The Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, in collaboration with the mayor of State College, Elizabeth Goreham, hosted an educational presentation regarding immigration and local enforcement on Nov. 16 at the State College Municipal Building.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law launched its new Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic last spring to train law students to provide legal representation to veterans and current servicemembers in some specialized and complex areas of statutory and regulatory law, and to advocate on behalf of veterans and those serving in the military on policy matters at both the state and federal level.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Immigration and Nationality Law Review has invited Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia to speak at the University of Cincinnati College of Law next week on Texas v. United States and her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases. Her talk is scheduled for 12:15 p.m. on Nov. 10 in UC College of Law room 114.
Center for Immigrants' Rights | Penn State Law
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic, in collaboration with State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham, will deliver a community presentation next month on “Local Police and Immigration Enforcement.” The event, which will also include a Q&A with State College Chief of Police Thomas King, is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Nov.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.  -- Mayor Elizabeth Goreham and the State College Borough Council passed a proclamation declaring freedom from domestic violence is a fundamental human right during Monday’s council meeting. 
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will sit on a panel on Oct. 8 in Chicago to discuss her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases and the broader topic of prosecutorial discretion in the immigration context.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Professors and students at Penn State Law celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with events throughout the day. Faculty held an open panel discussion, while students organized an interactive lobby display for anyone in the Lewis Katz Building to explore.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will deliver two talks on Sept. 28 in Washington, D.C., on her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, leading immigration scholar and author, will be speaking at two Philadelphia law schools on Sept. 10, discussing her book Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases. Wadhia will speak at Temple University Beasley School of Law at noon and Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law at 5:15 p.m.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Since 2008, Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic has been providing law students with clinical experience in the field of immigration law.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Samuel Weiss Faculty Scholar and director of the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic at Penn State Law, is scheduled to participate in a panel discussion on immigration reform on Sept. 18 at a conference at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law students in the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic spent the month of April conducting outreach to the local community.
Third-year Penn State Law student Jill Menning argued and won a court ruling on a writ of habeas corpus petition. Menning was defending a client as part of her work in Penn State Law’s Indigent Criminal Justice Practicum.
More on Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases, by Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia. Reviews
Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A new book by Penn State Law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia is the first of its kind to comprehensively examine the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law.
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State Law has launched a new legal clinic designed to provide hands-on practice experience for law students as they represent veterans and current servicemembers in the unique legal issues they encounter.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – This semester, Penn State Law’s Center for Immigrants' Rights has been working with the State College Mayor’s Office to educate the community on President Barack Obama's executive action programs on immigration.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Penn State Law’s Civil Rights Appellate Clinic recently filed anamicus curiae brief on behalf of the National Urban League and the NAACP with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit arguing in favor of the employees in the matter of Lopez, et al. v. City of Lawrence, et al. 
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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Beginning this fall, Penn State Law will offer a new Entrepreneurship Program complete with coursework and experiential learning designed to provide law students with the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to provide legal assistance to entrepreneurs at every stage of the entrepreneurial process.

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