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From the latest on the admissibility of DNA evidence to conservation challenges presented by suburban sprawl, Penn State Law faculty scholars will share their scholarship and ideas on current legal trends. "Experience Penn State Law" is a speaker series designed to connect prospective law students to the faculty members whose scholarship and ideas are on the cutting edge of legal education. The public is welcome to attend the series, which kicks off on February 3 and will run every Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Penn State Law facilities and via live Webcast.
Penn State Law Professor Stephen Ross' op-ed "Good legal advice could have kept Kelly" about University of Cincinnati's Head Football Coach Brian Kelly leaving the Bearcats has been published online by the Cincinnati Enquirer.
President Barack Obama has nominated Professor Charles N.W. Keckler to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation subject to confirmation by the Senate. Legal Services Corporation is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. The organization, which was established by Congress in 1974, is overseen by an eleven member, non-partisan board of directors.
After reviewing a record number of entries, Mid-Atlantic Construction magazine named Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law's Lewis Katz Building, Project of the Year in the "higher education/research" category.
At the request of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, Ross Pifer, director of Penn State Law's Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center, testified at a hearing on the transparency of milk pricing.
In his Presidential Address to the Nation, President Obama officially announced his plan to send additional troops to Afghanistan to fight al Qaeda. Jeff McCausland, CBS News military analyst and professor of international law and diplomacy at Penn State Law, and David Mark, senior editor for Politico, weigh in on CBS's late night news broadcast, Up to the Minute.
Social media users can now keep up-to-date with the latest information on Penn State Law on Facebook.
The October cover story in Wired magazine features 12 Shocking Ideas that Could Change the World. One of those ideas entitled "Bust Up Big League Sports" orginated with Stephen F. Ross Penn State Law Professor and Director, Penn State Institute for Sports Law, Policy and Research and Stefan Szymanski, economics professor at City University London.
On Friday, November 20, Penn State Law will host a moot court event on American Needle v. NFL, an antitrust case currently briefed before the United States Supreme Court. Two veteran sports law professors will take opposite sides before a panel of federal appellate judges.
Launched in June 2008, the Penn State Law and Education Institute is a collaboration between Penn State’s College of Education and Dickinson School of Law designed to educate teachers, counselors, administrators, and attorneys about various legal issues as they relate to education.

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