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The Law School will offer legal practitioners and business executives from around the world an Intensive Introduction to U.S. Law & Advocacy in Istanbul this summer. The curriculum will be taught by Penn State Law faculty members known globally for their expertise in their respective areas including—advocacy, competition, contracts, international tax, and international choice of law.
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who holds a political science degree from Penn State and graduated from the Law School in 1986, added wins in Republican contests in three states last night to his Iowa win in January.
The Honorable Thomas I. Vanaskie, a 1978 graduate of The Dickinson School of Law, will be the featured speaker at this spring’s commencement ceremonies for the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law. Vanaskie is a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, having been nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate on April 21, 2010.
Four Penn State Law graduates from the Class of 2012 were selected among thousands of applicants for active duty in the U.S. Army JAG Corps. Sara Carlson, Melody Mahla, Meghan McClincy, and Vietlong Nguyen came to their career choice with different backgrounds and experiences but all had a common motivation.
The Women’s Law Caucus of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law will recognize Teresa K.D. Currier ’85 as the eighteenth recipient of the Sylvia H. Rambo Award during a ceremony on February 23, 2012 at Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Currier, partner at Saul Ewing LLP, will receive the Rambo Award in recognition of her exemplary contributions to the legal profession and to society as a whole.
Harold Hongju Koh, chief legal counsel for the U.S. Department of State and professor of international law at Yale Law School, will visit the Law School to discuss national security on Thursday, Jan. 26. The public is welcome.
Classroom dynamo Richard Alley will visit the School of International Affairs to speak on climate change on January 19. Dr. Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and an expert in polar ice. The public is welcome.
The library faculty kicks off a new certificate program in February designed to give students the research skills required by employers. Practice Oriented Research Tips and Training (PORTT) Certificate Program is an intense skill-building program available to 2L and 3L students.
Professor Edward Haughney, 94, who taught at the Law School for more than 30 years, died on Friday, December 30, 2011. His life was devoted to service—first, in the U.S. Army JAG Corps, and then to future members of the bar. Professor Haughney taught classes in military law, civil procedure, federal practice, and agency law and retired from the Law School in 2005.
On Tuesday, dozens of legendary attorneys and jurists joined Penn State University Dickinson School of Law to name the school’s Semester in Washington, D.C. program for John C. “Jack” Keeney ’49. Four of his five children and their spouses were on hand to accept the honor for Keeney who died last month.

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