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Penn State undergrads heading into their junior and senior years are invited to apply for a week-long "Explore Law" program at The Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law. The program is designed to give participants a feel for what it’s like to study law—from learning how to brief a case and analyze a statute to making an argument in court.
What started out for Anna Sewell, class of 2010, as a paper for a challenging seminar class has become a formal petition to protect an environmentally threatened species. Sewell identified the five-inch, golden-winged warbler as a species in decline and began the rigorous research required to file a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to have the bird listed as endangered or threatened.
The Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) seeks donations for its annual auctions. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit fellowships for law students to work at nonprofit organizations or government agencies.
Conservation professionals, wildlife enthusiasts, forest managers, and government officials are invited to Penn State Law for “Fire in the Eastern United States,” a symposium sponsored by the Penn State Environmental Law Review. Featuring keynote speaker Professor Stephen J. Pyne, this interdisciplinary event will focus on formulation of fire policy in the Eastern United States.
CBS News interviews Professor McCausland on the U.S. military offensive in Marjah
Whether entering a guilty verdict or predicting the end of a CSI episode, DNA evidence has given millions of people a sense of certainty—but the outcomes of using of DNA evidence have often been far from certain, according to a new book The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence by Professor David Kaye of Penn State University.
Members of the Arts, Sports, and Entertainment Law Clinic provided mentoring services to artists attending the Millennium Music Conference February 19-21 in Harrisburg. Clinic students have been participating for several years in the conference.
The Penn State School of International Affairs (SIA) has obtained affiliate membership status in the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). “Our organization promotes excellence in professional, international affairs education worldwide, said Leigh Morris Sloane, executive director of APSIA. “We are pleased to see the establishment of a new school and welcome Penn State into the fold.”
The Women’s Law Caucus of the Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law will recognize the Honorable Carol L. Van Horn as the sixteenth recipient of the Sylvia H. Rambo Award at a ceremony on February 25 in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Van Horn, the first woman elected to the Court of Common Pleas of the 39th Judicial District of Pennsylvania, will receive the Rambo Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the legal profession and to society as a whole.
Penn State University Dickinson School of Law recently appointed U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III and James L. Patton Jr., chairman of Delaware law firm Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, to its Board of Counselors.