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Student Spotlight

Three LL.M. exchange students take Penn State Law education home to Norway
LL.M. students Sindre Bogen, Ole Kristian Holtsmark, and Rolf Nyhus will return to Norway with jobs after receiving their degrees in May.
Bethesda Mission Student Volunteers
Getting a jump start on a career in public interest law, Emily Ward '14 recruited and trained first-year law student volunteers for a legal intake program that she helped establish at a nearby homeless shelter.
Courtney Kiehl
Courtney Kiehl ’15 considers victims' rights the cause of her life. Her personal experience with sexual abuse has led her to a career in advocacy.
Brittany Mouzourakis
Penn State Law student Brittany Mouzourakis ’14 was awarded a place in the 2014 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics Law program (FASPE). Mouzourakis was selected from two-hundred and forty applicants for one of twelve fellowships in the summer law program.
6 students from 2013 explore law class
Early in her college career, Briana Knox, now a Penn State senior, wanted to confirm law school was the right choice. On the advice of her advisor, she took part in the Explore Law program at Penn State after her sophomore year and gained valuable insight into the legal profession. Penn State Law has offered this tuition-free program for the past four years, and students are invited to apply for this year's program, set for May 18 to 23.
The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic has represented thirty-five clients since its establishment last year.
Students who serve
When U.S. News and World Report released its most recent Best Colleges for Veterans rankings, it did not surprise law students that Penn State ranked number one among national universities.
The first time Jessica Parisi visited a low-income, inner-city school for a volunteer project she was stunned. Classrooms had broken windows. The school lacked air conditioning. Of the several water fountains in the building, just one was labeled safe.
Students taking a Bar Review course this summer
The Penn State Law Class of 2013 put in a strong performance on the Pennsylvania bar exam and passed at a rate of 93.83%.
Samantha
When Samantha Jallah ’14 was thirteen, she and her family moved to the U.S. to escape the Liberian Civil Wars. Jallah admits that growing up amidst war changed her forever. “When you come from an environment like that, you realize how precious life is,” she said.

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