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Four members of the Class of 2013 have been selected for post-graduation federal clerkships. Meet Sarah Hyser, 1st Lt. Mark A. McCormick-Goodhart and Christopher Polchin, all members of the Penn State Law Review. (A fourth student, not profiled here, has a deferred start date.)
Fee waivers are available for alumni referrals.
Professor Katherine Pearson has been named to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Elder Law Task Force, which will convene for the first time in April. The task force will address concerns about guardianship, elder abuse and neglect, and access to justice. Professor Pearson is the only professor of law on the 36-member task force.
As part of Penn State Law’s celebration of Black History Month, Larry S. Gibson, professor of law at the University of Maryland, will present a talk Feb. 27 based on his book "Young Thurgood: The Making of a Supreme Court Justice." Each audience member will receive a free copy of his book (while supplies last) which is the only biography of Justice Marshall to be endorsed by the Marshall family.
Penn State is hosting the Pennsylvania School Study Council’s (PSSC) School Law Day, a school law conference featuring experts from both the public and private sector. The conference will be held on March 14, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law’s Lewis Katz Building at University Park.
LLM Alumni
Sixteen years ago, Marion Welp, Mercedes Guzman, and Jacqueline Busterna had little in common, except one goal – earning a master of laws degree in comparative law. One year together in Carlisle forged a friendship of a lifetime.
Penn State Law students will have the opportunity to practice criminal law in a new clinic set to begin operation in the fall. The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic (ICJC) will give third-year students the experience of working with criminal defendants accused of misdemeanor offenses in the Centre County Court of Common Pleas.
Seminar aims at developing storytelling skills to win over judges and juries.
Thought leaders Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett, authors of the new book Going to Tehran, will headline a symposium, “The U.S.-Iranian Relationship and the Future of International Order,” aimed at assessing the nature of current U.S.-Iranian relations and exploring how the two state’s strategic choices will affect the international order in the future.

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