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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.
Through the power of relationship building and networking, Karen Gunnison '82 was asked personally by Pennsylvania's new First Lady, Susan Corbett, to become her chief of staff.
The International Association of Law Schools (IALS) governing board presented Professor Lou Del Duca with a certificate recognizing his commitment to supporting and extending the reach of the organization and for his leadership in the publication of the Penn State International Law Review.
Against a backdrop of renewed global corporate confidence, one-third of global businesses are looking for new acquisitions in the next six months. The New York City Bar Center for CLE and Penn State’s Center for the Study of Mergers and Acquisitions will kick off its 8th Annual Institute on Tax Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions next week.
In cooperation with the World Bank and the Global Knowledge Initiative, the School of International Affairs will present the first ever “From Lab to the Field: Putting Penn State's Innovations to Work to Solve Real World Challenges” on April 22. The public is welcome.
Area news crews converged at the Lewis Katz Building last evening to cover the panel discussion “Words, Camera, Legal Action: Teen Sexting and its Consequences,” hosted by the William Penn Chapter of the international law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta (PAD).

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