The Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners reported that Penn State Law graduates had a 95.83% pass rate for first-time test takers of the July 2012 Pennsylvania Bar Exam. The overall pass rate for first-time test takers in Pennsylvania was reported at 83.01%.
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.