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The Law School is saddened to announce the death Nancy J. LaMont ’78, the Law School’s Assistant Dean for Administration and a former member of the Law School’s Board of Trustees. Surrounded by family and friends, Dean LaMont died on Saturday, October 29 at the age of 57.
The Lewis Katz Building has been awarded LEED certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED measures the design, construction, and operation of high-performance green buildings.
The Penn State Alumni Association and members of the Penn State University alumni community celebrated the induction of twenty-four new Alumni Fellows, including Dickinson School of Law graduates Jeffrey L. Hyde ’77 Lib and Edu, ’80g, The Hon. D. Brooks Smith ’76g, and The Hon. LeRoy S. Zimmerman ’59g.
The Center for Children and the Law will host a panel discussion on October 21 titled "Impacting the Public Policy Process: Making Good Policy in Bad Economic Times." Panelists include Pennsylvania Senator Patricia Vance, Pennsylvania State Representative Stephen Bloom '87, and lobbyist Jay A. Layman '75.
On September 17, during Alumni and Reunion Weekend, Penn State University Dickinson School of Law dedicated the new Ridge Commons in honor of Governor Tom Ridge.
Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law celebrated its commencement on May 15 in Carlisle. The Law School recognized 183 J.D. graduates and awarded thirteen LL.M. degrees during the outdoor ceremony.
After months of waiting, Judge Thomas I. Vanaskie '78 is on his way to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, one step below the U.S. Supreme Court, which covers all of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. The Senate voted 77-20 to confirm Vanaskie as the court's newest judge.

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