Later this month, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law graduate Mary Laurie '13 will wrap up a post-graduate fellowship at Human Rights Watch in Washington, D.C. Laurie credits connections and programs at Penn State Law as factors in helping her succeed in the position.
Joseph Sestak, former congressman and a former U.S. Navy three-star admiral, the Gen. Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law, will present “Leadership to Restore the American Dream,” November 4 at 6 p.m.
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.
The Family Law Clinic will sponsor a film screening and discussion panel in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on October 2, 2013.
Dickinson School of Law alumnus Vance E. Antonacci ’99 has been selected by the Central Penn Business Journal for its 2013 Forty Under 40 award. The honor is given to professionals for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence, and the community.
Kyle Peasley ‘14 has won the 2013 Trial Advocacy Scholarship awarded by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the leading organization representing plaintiffs in the U.S. with over 50,000 members. “I’ve been working toward this since I started law school,” Peasley said describing how he founded the law school’s student chapter of the AAJ and was elected president of the organization’s executive board.
Advaxis, Inc. announced the appointment of Daniel J. O’Connor ’95 as president and chief executive officer. In assuming the role, O’Connor also becomes a member of the company’s board of directors.