During the six-week trial of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District, the fate of scientific education in America hung in the balance in the courtroom of Judge John Jones III ’80. It was the first case testing whether intelligent design could legally be taught as part of a science class in public school. Today Judge Jones visited Penn State Law to reflect on the case and intelligent design with fellow alumnus Frank Ravitch ’91, a scholar of law, religion, and philosophy.
Penn State Law Professor Stephen Ross has been invited to participate in Harvard Law School’s 2011 Sports Law Symposium on March 25, 2011. The theme for the symposium is amateurism.
Penn State Law will host a forum on intelligent design featuring U.S. District Court Judge John E. Jones III '80 and Frank Ravitch '91, Professor of Law and Walter H. Stowers Chair in Law and Religion at Michigan State University College of Law. During the open forum, Judge Jones and Professor Ravitch will discuss their judicial and scholarly work regarding the constitutionality of teaching intelligent design in public schools.
Film director Abby Ginzberg will visit Penn State Law to screen Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice on April 14. The film documents the life of lawyer, judge, and law professor Cruz Reynoso, who has dedicated his career to pursuit of justice for all.
Today more than 2,000 natural gas drilling wells dot the Keystone State, while millions of gallons of water are pumped into the earth in an effort to fracture natural gas from deep rock formations. The Penn State Environmental Law Review invites the public to an interdisciplinary event that will examine the legal and environmental aspects of Marcellus Shale drilling in the Northeast on February 10.
Preston C. Green III, who holds a joint appointment with the Law School and Penn State’s College of Education, has been appointed the Batschelet chaired professor of educational administration in the College of Education. Green is professor-in-charge of the College’s Educational Leadership program. He also helped develop Penn State's joint degree programs in law and education and is the director of the annual Law and Education Institute at Penn State, which provides instruction on educational law to teachers, administrators, and attorneys.
Congressional Investigations and Oversight: Case Studies and Analysis (Carolina Academic Press 2010) has earned strong reviews from public figures with special appreciation of the complexities surrounding a nationally publicized, high-profile congressional investigation. The book was co-authored by Professor Lance Cole, who directs the Center for Government Law and Public Policy Studies, and Professor Stanley M. Brand.
Professor Louis Del Duca was part of a group of international experts who gathered at the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Conference in Chennai, India earlier this month.
Attorney Sean E. Summers visited Penn State Law to speak about his pro bono work in Snyder v. Phelps, a case he recently argued before the Supreme Court.
When Lisa Pex Shevlin ’11 graduates this spring, she will have both a juris doctor and a master's degree in international affairs; she has been able to accomplish this in three years due to an impressive feat of time management.