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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.
Kyle Peasley ‘14 has won the 2013 Trial Advocacy Scholarship awarded by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the leading organization representing plaintiffs in the U.S. with over 50,000 members. “I’ve been working toward this since I started law school,” Peasley said describing how he founded the law school’s student chapter of the AAJ and was elected president of the organization’s executive board.
Advaxis, Inc. announced the appointment of Daniel J. O’Connor ’95 as president and chief executive officer. In assuming the role, O’Connor also becomes a member of the company’s board of directors.
Two AmeriCorps members, an accountant, and an internationally ranked Scrabble player are among the future professionals who comprise the Penn State Law Class of 2016, which gathered for the first time at Orientation this week.
Public Interest Law Fellow Ben Jackson ’14 spent his summer at Project HEAL (Health Education Advocacy and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). Created in 2005, Project HEAL serves as a bridge among advocates, attorneys, doctors, social workers, educators and health care advocates, enabling them to work together for the benefit of children and adolescents needing both legal and medical assistance.
Interning at the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, D.C. following her first year of law school, Susanna Bagdasarova '15 had the opportunity to put what she learned in Professor Place's criminal procedure class into action.

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