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Sad, but true: modern-day slavery still exists in the world today in the form of human trafficking. Occurring in every state of the U.S., as many as 17,500 people are trafficked to the United States each year. Working at the Human Trafficking Division of the Governor’s Office this past summer, Erika Dixon learned just how big of a problem it really is.
Kyle Peasley ‘14 has won the 2013 Trial Advocacy Scholarship awarded by the American Association for Justice (AAJ), the leading organization representing plaintiffs in the U.S. with over 50,000 members. “I’ve been working toward this since I started law school,” Peasley said describing how he founded the law school’s student chapter of the AAJ and was elected president of the organization’s executive board.
Advaxis, Inc. announced the appointment of Daniel J. O’Connor ’95 as president and chief executive officer. In assuming the role, O’Connor also becomes a member of the company’s board of directors.
Two AmeriCorps members, an accountant, and an internationally ranked Scrabble player are among the future professionals who comprise the Penn State Law Class of 2016, which gathered for the first time at Orientation this week.
Public Interest Law Fellow Ben Jackson ’14 spent his summer at Project HEAL (Health Education Advocacy and Law), a program of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI). Created in 2005, Project HEAL serves as a bridge among advocates, attorneys, doctors, social workers, educators and health care advocates, enabling them to work together for the benefit of children and adolescents needing both legal and medical assistance.
Interning at the ABA’s Death Penalty Representation Project in Washington, D.C. following her first year of law school, Susanna Bagdasarova '15 had the opportunity to put what she learned in Professor Place's criminal procedure class into action.
Phil Sechler joins the Law School faculty from Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., bringing 20-plus years of litigation experience with him.

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