What should lawyers know about the practice of medicine? What should new physicians knows about the legal system? The Penn State community is invited to register now for “Treating Medical Errors” on Monday, October 29. This interdisciplinary event features pediatric medical residents from Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Children’s Hospital and students from Penn State Law. Together, law students and medical residents work through a moot medical malpractice trial with pediatricians being both witnesses in the case and consultants to their legal teams.
A panel of experts including members of the legal and media communities will examine enforcement of new voter identification laws across the nation, the myths and realities of voter fraud, and the allegations that voter ID laws contribute to voter disenfranchisement at Penn State Law on Friday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Lisa Hook '83, president and CEO of Neustar, will present “The enormous opportunities and challenges of the Internet age—and why lawyers are essential to ensuring the stability of the global digital economy” on Tuesday Oct. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Hook will be in University Park to accept a 2012 Penn State Alumni Fellow Award—the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association—in recognition of outstanding work in her field.
Litigation and ADR scholar Professor Marc Galanter will visit campus on October 15 to discuss what he calls the “vanishing civil trial” with the Law School community, and the public is welcome to attend.
Michael Salmon '80 talks about Gilbane and cleaning up the environment.
Former general James Dubik, the General Omar N. Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership at Penn State Law, will present “Iraq: Leadership under pressure,” an examination of civil-military leadership during the 2007-08 surge in Iraq at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22.
Tamara Kolz Griffin, associate director of the Harvard Law School Estate Planning Clinic, will provide a review of the divergent federal and state laws on relationship recognition of same-sex couples at Penn State Law on October 23. The public is welcome.
For the past few years, the market for legal services in the U.S. has been in decline. More and more law students nationally are graduating each year with high debt and no jobs. Thousands fewer students are applying to law school as a result; the decline is steepest among students with the highest academic credentials. Competition among the best law schools is fierce. The Dickinson School of Law is responding responsibly to these circumstances by reducing the size of our J.D. student population – from 650 to fewer than 500 – so that student academic credentials remain exceptional and meaningful professional opportunities for our graduates remain abundant.
Nancy A. Welsh, William Trickett Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law will replace Harvard Law School Professor Frank E.A. Sander as Editorial Board Chair of Dispute Resolution Magazine.