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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.
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.
Wellhead
With a quarter of the 2,300 trillion cubic feet of recoverable natural gas held in shale rock formations in the U.S., the technical and legal environment is rapidly evolving. "Lessons from the Wellhead" seminar series will give participants a better understanding of current specialized legal topics focused on the law surrounding Marcellus shale. The series features three events: Royalty Owners' Rights and Lessor/Producer Relations, Trade Secret Protection, and The Global Field.
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.
The Law School students, alumni, and faculty worked hard to make 2013 a year rich in scholarship, achievement, advocacy, and learning. Collected here are the ten most-read news stories on our website in 2013.
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.
Penn State Extension offers programs as part of its Marcellus Shale education outreach. On January 23 from 1 to 2 p.m. Professor Ross Pifer will present a webinar on recent state supreme court ruling on Act 13 a 2012 law that made major updates to the rules governing Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry.

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