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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
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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.
Humanitarian Engineering Social Entrepreneurship (HESE) is the Northeast regional winner of the 2013 Outreach Scholarship W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award and is now a national finalist for the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award. The award comes from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. HESE has spent years developing and testing low-cost greenhouses and creating a self-sustaining business model for farmers in East Africa. In the past year, Penn State Law’s International Sustainable Development Projects (ISDP) Clinic collaborated with HESE to address legal barriers to implementing humanitarian projects.
Governor Tom Corbett has nominated Judge Correale Stevens, currently president judge of the Pennsylvania Superior Court, to serve on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Two-thirds approval of the Pennsylvania Senate will be required for his confirmation.
Penn State Law Alumni and exchange students gathered on June 2, for a dinner with Professor William F. Fox who was visiting several universities in Taipei.
Hon. Thomas I. Vanaskie '78, U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and adjunct professor at the Law School, will earn one of the highest honors in collegiate athletics when he is inducted into the Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Fame next month in Orlando, Fla. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday, June 12, at the Marriot World Center during the College Sports Information Directors of America Annual Convention.

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