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Penn State Law is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Degenstein Foundation/Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellowships. Established by students in 1990, the Public Interest Law Fund’s summer fellowship program enables law students to work in non-paying areas of public interest law during the summer after their first or second year at Penn State Law.
Celebrating the Class of 2012, the Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and member of The Dickinson School of Law Class of 1978, addressed the graduates and hundreds of their friends and family members at commencement on May 12.
When the Arab Spring spread to Libya in February 2011, Penn State Law student Mariam Elhadri ’12 knew she needed to help from the outside in any capacity she had. Along with six Libyan lawyers living in a diaspora located across the world, including Dubai, Paris, New York, Madrid, London, and Pennsylvania, Elhadri formed Lawyers for Justice in Libya (LFJL) with the anticipation of all the legal challenges that may arise during this conflict, from the collection and preservation of evidence to the administration of justice.
Professor William E. Butler will present "Monuments of Imperial Russian Law," an exhibition talk on May 9 in New Haven, Connecticut. He has been lead curator of rare book exhibit at Yale Law School's Lillian Goldman Law Library focused on the history of Russian law. The event begins at 1:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
Rosa Gomez '08, staff attorney for the Dream Act and Immigrant Youth Outreach Program at Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, California, fights for immigrants' rights.
The Law School held an open house for students and faculty at its new clinic location in Innovation Park. The clinic houses the Center for Immigrants' Rights, the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic, the Family Law Clinic, the International Sustainable Development Projects Clinic, and the Rural Economic Development Clinic.
Foreign Service Officer Peter Van Buren, author of a critical account of his experience assisting in Iraq reconstruction, will speak at the School of International Affairs on April 26. The public is welcome. Van Buren will present “Post-Conflict Nation Building: Why It Isn't Easy” and be available to sign copies of the book after the presentation.
Presidential candidate and Law School alumnus Rick Santorum ’86 has cancelled today’s planned visit to the Law School for family reasons.
Presidential candidate and 1986 Dickinson School of Law graduate Rick Santorum will speak at the Law School tomorrow, Tuesday, April 10, at 12:30 p.m. in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom in Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle.

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