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Burke McLemore
R. Burke McLemore, Jr., a partner at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer LLP in Harrisburg, Pa., has been appointed Chair of the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. McLemore has served on the Board since 2009 and will hold the role of Chair through January of 2015.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) appointed David H. Kaye, Distinguished Professor of Law and Weiss Family Faculty Scholar, to its newly established Legal Resource Committee (LRC) of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC).
Doctor holding bottle of pills and typing on a computer
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 30 that the owners of closely-held, profit-making corporations cannot be forced under the Affordable Care Act to provide their employees with certain kinds of contraceptives that offend their religious beliefs. Gender and family law scholar Dara Purvis breaks down the decision.
When a series of high-profile military sexual assault cases attracted national attention last year, Congress established a panel to conduct an independent review of Department of Defense systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate allegations of sexual assault in the military.
Professor Shoba Wadhia with students Lauren Hartley and James GIlbert
Students in the Center for Immigrants’ Rights Clinic created a practice advisory for attorneys representing noncitizens in immigration proceedings in collaboration with the American Immigration Council and the ABA Commission on Immigration.
Two Supreme Court decisions within the last five years have made proving age discrimination claims in court more difficult for plaintiffs, and professor Michael Foreman is working to educate Capitol Hill staff on how a proposed change in federal law could help older people nationwide.
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American Bar Association allows Penn State to offer legal education through two law schools