Sixteen years ago, Marion Welp, Mercedes Guzman, and Jacqueline Busterna had little in common, except one goal – earning a master of laws degree in comparative law. One year together in Carlisle forged a friendship of a lifetime.
Penn State Law students will have the opportunity to practice criminal law in a new clinic set to begin operation in the fall. The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic (ICJC) will give third-year students the experience of working with criminal defendants accused of misdemeanor offenses in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.
Seminar aims at developing storytelling skills to win over judges and juries.
Thought leaders Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, authors of the new book Going to Tehran, will headline a symposium, “The U.S.-Iranian Relationship and the Future of International Order,” aimed at assessing the nature of current U.S.-Iranian relations and exploring how the two state’s strategic choices will affect the international order in the future.
The Women’s Law Caucus of Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law will recognize Ramona E. Romero, Esq. as the nineteenth recipient of the Judge Sylvia H. Rambo Award during a ceremony on February 28, 2013, at Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Romero, general counsel of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will receive the Rambo Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the legal profession and to society as a whole.
Most cases handled by the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are student-identified ones in which they think the clinic could play an important role. Not so in a case on appeal before the U.S. Third Circuit in which the clinic was appointed as amicus in a suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
D. Fenton Adams, a 1949 graduate of the Dickinson School of Law and a professor of law from from 1949 to 1965, died on December 13. His area of specialization included contract law. Fenton authored several works including, The FDIC at 25, while in the graduate program at Harvard Law School in 1960 and a definitive analysis of the Mississippi Uniform Commercial Code in the 1970s.