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Three LL.M. exchange students
LL.M. students Sindre Bogen, Ole Kristian Holtsmark, and Rolf Nyhus will return to Norway with jobs after receiving their degrees in May.
Gavel and scales of justice
This summer lawyers and law students trained outside of the U.S. can study international arbitration law at Penn State Law. Taught by arbitration scholar and expert Professor Thomas Carbonneau, “Arbitration Workshop – Legal Counselling in International Arbitration” will run from June 30 to July 11.
US-Iranian Relations
“The essays in the Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (JLIA) provide insights needed to transform the U.S.-Iranian relationship from one of distrust and hyperbole to one of mutual respect and engaged exchange,” according to Executive Editor of JLIA and Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Amy Gaudion. Iranian nuclear talks are set to reconvene on Tuesday.
Beth Farmer
A new book on Chinese Antitrust Law opens with a chapter by Beth Farmer, who is the McQuaide Blasko Faculty Scholar and professor of law and international affairs. The Chinese Anti-Monopoly Law: New Developments and Empirical Evidence (Edward Elgar Publishing 2013) uses case studies to evaluate experiences China’s Anti-Monopoly Law, passed in 2007.
Overcrowded city
The United Nations estimates that by 2050 the planet’s human population will be 9.6 billion—stretching the resource of an already resource-stretched world. “The 9 Billion People Question: The Challenge of Global Resource Scarcity,” at Penn State on February 7 will examine the impact of global resource scarcity on the world’s legal, agricultural, and security environments.
Braving the sub-zero temperatures brought on by the arctic “deep freeze,” Penn State Law’s new class of LL.M. and S.J.D. students arrived this week. Orientation started for students joining the international graduate programs from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, Norway, Brazil, Iraq and the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and China. In addition to IDs and Angel access, the students got an introduction to U.S. law and an overview of reading and briefing cases.
Women in Iran
The latest issue of the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA) analyzes the U.S.-Iranian relationship and how the strategic actions of these two nations will affect international order in the future.

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