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Penn State has created a new online forum for interdisciplinary analysis, the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs.
Advocates and attorneys who work with victims of domestic violence need to understand the dynamics of power and control and how they affect the safety of their clients. This understanding is especially important in working with non-citizen victims who often face additional hurdles compared to American citizens. The Center for Immigrants’ Rights has published “Immigration Relief for Victims of Abuse and Domestic Violence,” a toolkit to help practitioners in representing immigrant victims of domestic abuse.
On Saturday, March 24, Penn State Law will host the third annual Negotiation Marathon from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
The 2011 Supreme Court decision in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion last year has potentially changed the legal landscape in a number of areas including class actions and arbitration agreements between consumers and businesses. Renowned U.S. Legal Scholars, including John Feerick at Fordham will convene for the symposium U.S. Arbitration Law in the Wake of AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion on February 22, 2012 at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.
On behalf of their client, the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center (LAC), students from the Penn State Law Center for Immigrants’ Rights contributed to the production of a report on immigrant access to legal counsel which was released today (link to report) . The report concludes that the Department of Homeland Security’s immigration agencies often interfere with noncitizens’ access to counsel in benefits interviews, interrogations, and other types of administrative proceedings outside of immigration court.
Every year almost 30,000 youth age out of the foster care system. For most of them, they’re suddenly on their own – responsible for finding a place to live, managing their money, shopping for food and clothing, and for some continuing their education. But what happens when they learn that they can’t make it on their own yet?
President Obama nominated Matthew W. Brann '90 to serve on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Today Penn State Law Professor Dermot Groome began presenting evidence in the prosecution of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague. Mladic is accused of orchestrating a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the civil war that tore apart Yugoslavia.