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When Judge Correale F. Stevens '72 swears in the new Pennsylvania House of Representatives on January 4, he will admit fellow alum Tarah Toohil '08 to the ranks of state government.
New specialized fields of study announced by Penn State Law provide international graduate students with the opportunity to both gain general skills in navigating the American legal system and specialty international legal expertise. The three fields of study—Business Law; Arbitration, Mediation and Negotiation; and International and Transnational Law — tap into Penn State Law’s longstanding areas of global recognition and feature world renowned scholars.
Connecting foreign LL.M. students with American J.D. students is one of the defining elements of the Penn State Law LL.M. program. The program expands the networks of LL.M. and J.D students, which, in many cases can lead to lifelong professional connection.
Penn State Law is pleased to announce that fifteen Penn State Law students have been selected as the 2011 Cherie M. Millage Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) Fellows. Established by students in 1990, PILF’s summer fellowship program enables Law students to work in non-paying areas of public interest law during the summer after their first or second year at Penn State Law.
University alumni recently re-elected incumbent H. Jesse Arnelle ’62 to serve another three-year term on the Penn State University’s Board of Trustees beginning July 1, 2011.
If you want to describe how the Class of 2011 has served others, you would need a bevy of verbs.
Penn State Law LL.M. students look forward each year to attending a Supreme Court argument and often are able to meet with one of the Justices for a private question and answer session. This year’s class was able observe arguments on the hotly contested Wal-Mart class action lawsuit in which employees of the retail chain have alleged discrimination against their employer. They were also able to meet with Chief Justice John Roberts.
Professor Larry Catá Backer is a renowned scholar of international corporate governance, and he will now apply his attention to faculty governannce as chair-elect of the Penn State University Faculty Senate.
Professor Takis Tridimas recently appeared before the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in FA (Iraq) (FC) v Secretary of State for the Home Department, a case raising issues of principle regarding constitutional remedies and the protection of rights granted by European Union law.

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