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Bethesda Mission Student Volunteers
Third-year law student Emily Ward plans for a career in public interest law and she’s off to a good start by getting a legal intake program at a nearby homeless shelter up and running.
Modern-day slavery still exists in the world today in the form of human trafficking. Occurring in every state of the U.S., as many as 17,500 people are trafficked to the United States each year.
Lauren Hartley '15 and Matt McDonald '14 (Carlisle)
Penn State Law student Sean Jorgensen was awarded a ten-week summer fellowship from the Peggy Browning Fund. Jorgensen will be working at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C., which has 1.6 million working and retired members.  
Family Law Clinic Director Jill Engle and student Kira Lecznar '13
The need and opportunity for the legal community to provide public interest law service spans all times and places in the course of a legal career. Each spring, Penn State Law celebrates its commitment to public interest law with a week of activities designed to introduce and facilitate student interest in public interest law. Public Interest Law Week is being held April 8 to April 14 this year at Penn State Law.  
WPSU and the Law School will host an advance community screening of “The Central Park Five,” a powerful new PBS film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, on Monday, April 8.
Penn State is hosting the Pennsylvania School Study Council’s (PSSC) School Law Day, a school law conference featuring experts from both the public and private sector. The conference will be held on March 14, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law’s Lewis Katz Building in University Park. The conference will be simulcast to the Law School's Carlisle, Pennsylvania, campus.
Most cases handled by the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are student-identified ones in which they think the clinic could play an important role. Not so in a case on appeal before the U.S. Third Circuit in which the clinic was appointed as amicus in a suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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