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One of the best ways to gain experience and make connections within government is to intern with a federal agency. While you don't have to live in Washington, D.C to find an internship with the federal government, it is the best place to be if you are committed to pursuing a government career, which is what seven Penn State Law students are doing this semester.
As the reach of arbitration continues to expand so does the debate over what is potentially at stake. What happens when one party resists arbitration? Which entity should decide the validity of the agreement: the court system or the arbitrator alone? Answers to these and other questions will be explored during the symposium “The Arbitrator as Judge … and Judge of Jurisdiction,” on February 16, from 12 to 4 p.m. at the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law.
Professor Laurel Terry recently gave the inaugural thought leader presentation for LawwithoutWalls , a collaborative law project that gathers and unites law students, professors, entrepreneurs, and attorneys from around the world to improve the practice and future of law.
With more than 5,200 pages of text and appendices, Professor Sam Thompson’s four-volume treatise Mergers, Acquisitions and Tender Offers: Law and Strategies published by the Practicing Law Institute (PLI), covers the basics in the complex M&A arena and then some.
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.