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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.
A panel of eight Pennsylvania district attorneys moderated by Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin ’75 will discuss the evolution of the role of chief prosecutor on Monday, September 24 at 3:30 p.m. at Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.
Jennifer Young ’05 is a woman on the move. As Director of International Public and Government Affairs at Novartis Corporation, she travels extensively across Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Working in international settings and across cultures is one of her favorite aspects of her work, and doing so requires flexibility.
Why does the United States outpace every other nation on earth in its incarceration rate? Can there be justice for undocumented persons who have no right to be present in the country? How can the legal system be used to promote equality for groups that are subordinated such as the LGBT community and people of color? “Justice for All: Examining Privilege and Subordination in the U.S. Legal System” will address these questions and many more on September 28.

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