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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. delivered a twelve hour lecture series as part of the Penn State University Dickinson School of Law Captials of Europe program in July. Entitled Current Issues in Constitutional Interpretation, Alito challeneged students to apply contemporary theories of constitutional interpretation to current constitutional issues.
Dr. Caroline Wagner, a scholar of science, technology, and knowledge transfer has joined the faculty of the School of International Affairs (SIA) but Penn State Law students can tap into her expertise as well. Knowledge, Technology and Globalization explores policy and governance issues related to the creation and diffusion of knowledge.
Adam Shapiro knew he wanted to work overseas; after all he has spent the past year teaching himself to speak, write, and read Mandarin. He initially set his sights on big firms. But Professor Catherine Rogers directed him to a different path. “She mentioned International Arbitration Institutions as a possibility and I explored a range of options around China.” After months of researching organizations and sending out resumes, he began corresponding with the Arbitration Association of the Republic of China.
Kelly Towns joined the Community Justice Project, a public interest law firm that was established in 1996, because of the Interest on Lawyers Trust Fund Accounts (IOLTA) fellowship she received to cover her summer employment. “It gave me the opportunity to work for a nonprofit but still get paid.”
How does a forensic examiner avoid exaggeration or understatement on the witness stand while doing "justice" to the value of evidence? Statistics expert David Kaye will present on this topic at a national symposium organized by the Department of Justice.
From July 28 to July 31, a select group of public defenders from across Pennsylvania will have the opportunity to hone their trial advocacy and persuasion skills in Penn State University Dickinson School of Law’s new state-of-the-art, digital courtroom in Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, PA.
The director of Penn State’s School of International Affairs, Professor Tiyanjana Maluwa, has accepted appointment as legal expert to a High Level Panel on Darfur convened by the African Union.
When U.S. lawyer appears before the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Netherlands against an Iranian party, whose legal ethics will govern? For U.S. lawyers the answer can be anything but clear, and Professors Laurel Terry and Catherine Rogers proposed a fix to this thorny issue at the fourth annual International Legal Ethics Conference at Stanford Law School.
Finding meaningful work during the summer is important for law students to gain on-the-job experience as well as build connections with other associates and legal professionals. Penn State Law is featuring a series on what students are doing this summer.
As the debate over Arizona's immigration bill continues to heat up, other states, including Pennsylvania, are considering passing similar legislation. Penn State Law Professor Victor Romero discusses House Bill 2479, which is modeled after Arizona's law, on the morning edition of NPR.

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