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.
The New York Daily Record gave Robin C. Marable '02 one of its first "Unsung Hero" awards. Marable is an attorney with Legal Assistance of Western New York. The award is given to individuals who help those in need, often going unrecognized. In an article about her contribution, Marable says she especially is happy to be helping not only individuals but a community and she cites Professor Victor Romero as one of her mentors
The Law School celebrated 198 J.D. and 43 LL.M. graduates at its 134th commencement on Saturday.
Although Penn State Law students Sarah Whittington ’15 and Stephen Worthington ’15 came to Penn State Law from vastly different geographical regions – Whittington from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Worthington from Cedar City, Utah – they quickly discovered that they share a lot in common. Both studied history in college, Worthington at Utah State University and Whittington at Connecticut College. Both agree that education reform in the United States is necessary. And both came to Penn State Law planning to get involved with the student organization Law and Education Alliance at Penn State (LEAP).