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Immigrants’ rights advocate and law professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia will serve a second year on the ABA Commission on Immigration, an association that works to ensure fair treatment and full due process rights for immigrants and refugees within the United States. Professor Wadhia is a key voice in the debate about post-9/11 immigration policy and directs the Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
The Apfelbaum Family Courtroom was crowded with cameras, equipment, and people from cultures around the world. Speakers of French and English mingled in the Lewis Katz Building, while five Penn State jurors awaited opening statements for the pilot episode of "World on Trial."
One in five refugees seeking protection in the United States is denied asylum because they do not apply within one year of their arrival and miss the 12-month deadline imposed by Congress, according to a study of the Board of Immigration Appeals' (BIA) asylum decisions, which Penn State Law students scrutinized as part of their work at the Center for Immigrants’ Rights.
Dermot Groome, visiting professor of law at Penn State Law, will lead the prosecution in the trial of Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at The Hague.
“This is not just a ‘man’s world,’ says Stacey M. Brewer ’05, founder and CEO of Hampton Blu Entertainment, LLC.
“There are no shortcuts or tricks to passing the bar. However, there are ways to become more efficient, effective, and strategic,” said Keith Elkin, assistant dean of student services at Penn State Law, who authored the new book MBE: Beginning Your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam (Aspen 2011). He wrote the book to share the same method that has helped his students succeed at Penn State Law, where he teaches a class on bar preparation.
Studying for the bar is a campaign with a beginning, a middle, an end, and a strategy, explained Keith Elkin, Dean of Students, who teaches a class on bar preparation at Penn State Law. He recently authored MBE: Beginning Your Campaign to Pass the Bar Exam.
Supreme Court journalist Linda Greenhouse addressed the Class of 2011 and hundreds of their friends and family members at commencement on May 21. The ceremony recognized 196 J.D. and LL.M. degree recipients and awarded an honorary doctor of laws to Ms. Greenhouse.

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