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Studying for the bar is a campaign with a beginning, a middle, an end, and a strategy, explained Keith Elkin, Dean of Students, who teaches a class on bar preparation at Penn State Law. He recently authored MBE: Beginning Your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam.
Supreme Court journalist Linda Greenhouse addressed the Class of 2011 and hundreds of their friends and family members at commencement on May 21. The ceremony recognized 196 J.D. and LL.M. degree recipients and awarded an honorary doctor of laws to Ms. Greenhouse.
When Judge Correale F. Stevens '72 swears in the new Pennsylvania House of Representatives on January 4, he will admit fellow alum Tarah Toohil '08 to the ranks of state government.
Connecting foreign LL.M. students with American J.D. students is one of the defining elements of the Penn State Law LL.M. program. The program expands the networks of LL.M. and J.D students, which, in many cases can lead to lifelong professional connection.
New specialized fields of study announced by Penn State Law provide international graduate students with the opportunity to both gain general skills in navigating the American legal system and specialty international legal expertise. The three fields of study—Business Law; Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation; and International and Transnational Law — tap into Penn State Law’s longstanding areas of global recognition and feature world renowned scholars.
Penn State Law is pleased to announce that fifteen Penn State Law students have been selected as the 2011 Cherie M. Millage Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) Fellows. Established by students in 1990, PILF’s summer fellowship program enables Law students to work in non-paying areas of public interest law during the summer after their first or second year at Penn State Law.
University alumni recently re-elected incumbent H. Jesse Arnelle ’62 to serve another three-year term on the Penn State University’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2011.
If you want to describe how the Class of 2011 has served others, you would need a bevy of verbs.
Penn State Law LL.M. students look forward each year to attending a Supreme Court argument and often are able to meet with one of the Justices for a private question and answer session. This year’s class was able observe arguments on the hotly contested Wal-Mart class action lawsuit in which employees of the retail chain have alleged discrimination against their employer. They were also able to meet with Chief Justice John Roberts.

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