Retired Vice Adm. James Houck begins his official duties today as interim dean of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, presiding over both of the Carlisle and University Park campuses. A native of State College, Houck joined Penn State Law in 2012 as a distinguished scholar in residence.
Penn State Law faculty member Dermot Groome is well into the second year prosecuting the trial of Bosnian Serb General Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) at The Hague. Last week, a Penn State Eberly College of Science adjunct faculty member stepped up to the witness stand to present DNA evidence confirming the identities of almost 7,000 of the suspected 8,000 victims of the genocide that Mladic is accused of planning and overseeing
From left to right: Dave Dambreville, Jordan Johnston, Asima Ahmad, Theresa Ellis (plaintiff), Christopher Polchin, Kate Hynes, Professor Michael Foreman, Alison Renfrew, Scott Zukowski (plaintiff's spouse) and Scott Engstrom
A report released by the National Association for Law Placement, Inc. (NALP) indicated that the overall number of jobs obtained by law school graduates from the class of 2012 increased over the number of jobs obtained by graduates from the previous year. However, the class size was larger so the overall employment rate was 84.7% versus 85.6% the previous year. "One of the things Penn State has emphasized in this challenging economy is keeping class sizes smaller so we can focus on helping our students find higher quality placement," said Assistant Dean of the Career Planning & Development Office (CPDO) Kenny Tatum.