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Can a civilian employer harass a service member based upon military status? The answer to this question can affect the 500,000 Reservists and National Guard members who have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since late 2001. Today the Penn State Law Civil Rights Appellate Clinic as part of an expert legal team from across the country filed a Petition for Certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in Carder v. Continental Airlines, 2009 WL 4342477 (S.D. Texas, Nov. 30, 2009).
Penn State Law has waived the transfer application fee for 2011.
Penn State Law Professor Beth Farmer has been invited to participate in the International Competition Law Conference, “Competition Law in Transition: Trends and Challenges” held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from June 15-17.
Are there serious flaws with the U.S. immigration system? Yes, was the primary response echoed by a group of leading immigration experts who convened at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law on March 18 for a symposium titled “Immigration Adjudications: Court Reform & Beyond."
On Thursday, March 18, 2010, Penn State University, Dickinson School of Law will present "Immigration Adjudications: Court Reform and Beyond."
The Center for Immigrants’ Rights and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will host a “Path to Naturalization” workshop on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 to review the naturalization process and discuss the rights and responsibilities of United States citizens.
On March 16, Morris Dees, a civil rights attorney who co-founded the Southern Poverty Law Center, shared a wide range of examples of justice against tyranny—from biblical times to present day with Penn State Law students.
From Watergate to the 9/11 Commission, Richard Ben-Veniste has pursued truth, justice, and accountability from the U.S. government. The famed Washington, D.C. trial attorney will visit Penn State Law to speak on ethics and government on October 19.
Fulbright scholar Julie Polakoski ’09 began a journey to New Zealand in February to undertake a comparative study of labor relations at the University of Victoria in Wellington. Her research will analyze the legal reforms that New Zealand has made regarding its labor laws as compared to the U.S. system, including the benefits or impediments that the reforms caused to the collective bargaining rights of workers.
Nearly 40% of Penn State Law students, participate in a clinic or externship. Penn State Law’s clinical program features eight clinics, including the newly announced Rural Economic Development Clinic. Clinical legal education is a relatively recent phenomenon. Prior to 1970 when clinical legal education burst into legal education, only a handful of law schools had a clinic. Today, no law school is without a clinic including Penn State Law which began in the early 80’s with the Family Law, Disability and Arts, Sports, and Entertainment clinics.

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