Finding meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience as well as build connections with other associates and legal professionals. Penn State Law is featuring a series on what students did this summer.
Aiyao Zhou helped victims of domestic violence this summer at the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women in Philadelphia, PA. “This is meaningful and rewarding work and there is so much injustice in the world,” she said. “Some of the women are facing the death penalty.
Law students, faculty, and others interested in careers in law are invited to “Inside the Third Circuit: Advocacy, Collegiality, and Decision Making,” a panel discussion set for Monday, September 23 at 12:30 p.m. in University Park in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium.
The Honorable Christopher C. Conner ’82 has stepped into the role of chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Judge Yvette Kane finished her term as chief judge on August 31.
Dan M. Kahan, a scholar of risk perception, science communication, and application of decision science to law and policymaking, will visit Penn State Law for a colloquium at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, October 18. His remarks will, in part, examine why Americans are politically polarized over risks—from the dangers of global warming to the impact of permitting citizens to carry concealed handguns in public—despite compelling and widely disseminated scientific evidence about the nature and extent of these risks.
The Family Law Clinic will sponsor a film screening and discussion panel in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 2, 2013.