News and Events
Seat L to R: Michah Craft and Kimberly Hibbard Standing L to R: Sebastian Conforto, Marianne Sawicki, Bobby Marion, Katie Wagner, Wesley Corning and Shari Manasseh
Dear Alumni and Friends: The student leaders of the Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) are pleased to invite alumni to participate in our annual PILF fundraising auctions. This spring we will hold live auctions in Carlisle on March 29, 2012, and in University Park (date to be announced), as well as a weeklong online auction.
Ben Ellis '12 interns at Cumberland County's PD Office
Lee Gelernt, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyer who litigated the controversial Ashcroft v. al-Kidd case in the U.S. Supreme Court, will speak in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom in Lewis Katz Building in University Park, Pa., on October 28 at 1 p.m. The event will be simulcast to Room 104, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
Penn State Law students will participate in "Champions of Change: Winning the Future Across America," an online event organized by the White House that will feature Attorney General Eric Holder and others on October 13. The event is designed to encourage law students to augment their pro bono efforts.
Older adolescents in foster care are among society’s most vulnerable populations and have recently become a focus of attention across Pennsylvania. As part of an initiative of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Office of Children & Youth and Families in the Court, a working group convened at the Penn State Law Children’s Advocacy Clinic has advocated for an improved local judicial procedure and providing training for social workers, attorneys, and foster youth.
Film director Abby Ginzberg will visit Penn State Law to screen Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice on April 14. The film documents the life of lawyer, judge, and law professor Cruz Reynoso, who has dedicated his career to pursuing justice for all.