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Penn State Public Broadcasting released a preview of the pilot episode World on Trial, an educational television and interactive web series, that brings together the best legal talent in the world to argue both sides of sharply contested human rights issues
Spurred in part by a sluggish job market, more than 60,000 people took the Law School Admissions Test last year and are now weighing the pros and cons of a law degree. Scholars from Penn State Law will offer insights on four of the most asked-about fields in a series of panel discussions at the Law School. The events will also be available via live webcast.
Penn State Law students are offering free tax preparation services to people with low and fixed incomes, people who have disabilities or special needs, and senior citizens aged 60 or older.
New York Times reporter and author Linda Greenhouse will receive an honorary doctorate of law from Penn State during Law School commencement on May 21, 2011. Penn State University President Graham B. Spanier will deliver the honor.
Ambassador Richard Butler AC, Penn State's Distinguished Scholar of International Peace and Security and a faculty member of the School of International Affairs, has been named chairman of the Middle Powers Initiative, effective January 1, 2011.
Penn State Law Professor Marie Reilly, a bankruptcy and banking law expert, worries that the backlash over the current foreclosure crisis may be the “medicine that kills the patient.” Laws and regulations developed more than a century ago that require paper documentation continue to govern a process which is now electronic and involves a complex system of lenders and servicers. She discusses the origins of the current problem and what effect they may have on the economy.
Professor David Flatto is teaching a winter term course on "Transformative Phases of Early Jewish Jurisprudence," at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The course is a comparative-historical study of the development of the Jewish and Western notions of power, law, and authority.
For many colleges and universities, athletics revenues surge as reliably as crowd noise on rivalry weekend, allowing profits from football and other big-time sports to support hundreds of student athletes. Taxation of collegiate athletics revenues will be the subject of a panel discussion at Penn State University, The Dickinson School of Law on Friday, September 18.
The state-of-the-art courtroom at Penn State Law will transform into the set of a new television and interactive series World on Trial, in which viewers around the world will render verdicts on provocative international human rights issues. On September 20 the eminent human rights barrister Cherie Booth Blair, wife of the former British Prime Minister, will preside over the first trial which will be on the French “headscarf law.”

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