When U.S. lawyer appears before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Netherlands against an Iranian party, whose legal ethics will govern? For U.S. lawyers the answer can be anything but clear, and Professors Laurel Terry and Catherine Rogers proposed a fix to this thorny issue at the fourth annual International Legal Ethics Conference at Stanford Law School.
Finding meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience as well as build connections with other associates and legal professionals. Penn State Law is featuring a series on what students are doing this summer.
As the debate over Arizona's immigration bill continues to heat up, other states, including Pennsylvania, are considering passing similar legislation. Penn State Law Professor Victor Romero discusses House Bill 2479, which is modeled after Arizona's law, on the morning edition of NPR.
Penn State law student Bryan M. O’Keefe '11 has been selected to serve as liaison for the 2010-2011 academic year from the American Bar Association Law Student Division to the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Confirmation hearings for the nomination of Elena Kagan to replace the soon-to-retire John Paul Stevens on the United States Supreme Court are scheduled to begin in the U.S. Senate today. Kit Kinports, Polisher Family Distinguished Faculty Scholar and professor of law at Penn State, said that while the politically charged times could factor into the hearings, Kagan's careful approach also could make the process smoother.
Dr. Tiyanjana Maluwa, School of International Affairs director and the Law School’s associate dean for international affairs attended the annual meeting of the International Jury of the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology held in the Swedish capital on June 13, 2010.
From sun up to sun down, thirty-five Penn State undergrads experienced the intensity of what it’s like to be a law student. For one student who has dreamed of becoming a lawyer since the age of seven, the Explore Law program sponsored by Penn State Law was a reality check.
Professor Jamison Colburn worked as an enforcement litigator for the EPA prior to joining Penn State Law. Focusing his scholarship and teaching on environmental law and policy, he writes extensively about the protection of wildlife habitat and endangered species. He recently shared his thoughts on the BP Gulf oil spill.
The arrest and treatment of U.S. defense lawyer Peter Erlinder, a faculty member at William Mitchell College of Law, has prompted widespread international condemnation, including from American law school deans and a statement from the American Bar Association. In a letter dated June 7 to Rwandan Ambassador Kimonyo, Penn State Law Dean Philip J. McConnaughay joined 89 other U.S. law school deans urging the release of Erlinder.
Laurel Terry, the Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and professor of Law, is working with the ABA’s Ethics 20/20 Commission to address ethics rules and regulatory changes that may be brought about because of the advances in technology and globalization that have occurred in the past few years.