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.
Recognizing the role of the legal profession in the civil rights movement, the law school will host a series of events celebrating Black History Month under the banner Civil Rights Then and Now: The Evolving Struggle for Equity.
Professor Laurel Terry, the Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar, spoke at the Midyear Meeting of the Conference of Chief Justices held in Sea Island, Georgia. The theme of this year’s Education Program is “Regulation of the Practice of Law.” Professor Terry will participate in a panel entitled “Regulating the Practice of Law in the Global Arena.”
The Indigent Criminal Justice Clinic has represented thirty-five clients since its establishment last year.
Penn State Law students were among thousands of volunteers who raised a record-breaking $13,343,517.33 for pediatric cancer research. The year-long fundraising event culminated in a 46-hour dance marathon. This year, law school raised $12,729.39.
Kim M. Keenan, general counsel of the NAACP will visit Penn State on Feb. 12. The public is welcome to Keenan’s presentation, “Civil Rights Then and Now: The Evolution of Legal Strategies for Achieving Civil Rights for All,” at 5 p.m. in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park. The program will be simulcast to the Legislative Hearing Room in Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pa. A reception will follow.