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.
Professor Emeritus Louis F. Del Duca, a man who has impacted the lives of many Penn State Dickinson School of Law alumni throughout his 57 years of teaching, will be recognized by the Penn State Alumni Association with its prestigious Honorary Alumni Award and inducted as an honorary alumnus during Traditional Reunion Weekend at University Park in June 2014.
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.