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The Law School is saddened to announce the death of John C. “Jack” Keeney ’49, who passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2011, at his home in Kensington, Maryland. With the passing of Mr. Keeney, the Law School has lost one of its oldest alumni and most revered public servants in U.S. history.
During the last ten years, the lives of my family, like so many others affected by the military, have changed in ways that are hard for many non-military people to comprehend.
In an effort to raise public awareness of the importance of a strong, independent judiciary, the Judicial Independence Commission has partnered with Penn State Law, the Clarke Forum for Public Policy at Dickinson College, and the Pennsylvania Bar Association to host a forum to explore the need for adequate funding to maintain the judiciary. “Justice Unfunded – Justice Undone: Assuring Sustainable Funding for Courts,” will be held on Thursday, November 10, in the auditorium of Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.
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.

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