In the last five years the U.S. Department of Justice reported more than $19 billion recovered through False Claims Act cases alleging fraud against the government, including more than $12 billion recovered in cases involving health care industries. On March 20, the Law School will host "Whistleblower Laws in the 21st Century: Greater Rewards, Heightened Risks, Increased Complexity" that will examine the modern use of whistleblower laws.
When third-year law student Lindsay Berkstresser recently received a scholarship check from Michael J. McDonald ’79, she also received a piece of advice, “Love the profession, and it will love you back.” This was the same advice that McDonald, who has been referred to as one of the most esteemed personal injury lawyers in Pennsylvania, received from his father Joseph T. McDonald when he decided to go to law school.
Penn State Law students were among thousands of volunteers who raised a record-breaking $13,343,517.33 for pediatric cancer research. The year-long fundraising event culminated in a 46-hour dance marathon. This year, law school raised $12,729.39.
The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the planet’s human population will be 9.6 billion—stretching the resource of an already resource-stretched world. “The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge of Global Resource Scarcity,” at Penn State on February 7 will examine the impact of global resource scarcity on the world’s legal, agricultural, and security environments.
The Women’s Law Caucus of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law will honor Dusty Elias Kirk ’79 as the nineteenth recipient of the Hon. Sylvia H. Rambo Award during a ceremony on February 27, 2014, at Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Kirk, a partner in the law firm of Reed Smith, will receive the Rambo Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the legal profession and to society as a whole.
Judge Patricia H. Jenkins will fill a vacancy on the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, the state Senate confirmed by vote earlier this week.