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Civil Rights Appellate Clinic News

Most cases handled by the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are student-identified ones in which they think the clinic could play an important role. Not so in a case on appeal before the U.S. Third Circuit in which the clinic was appointed as amicus in a suit under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Students in the Civil Rights Appellate Clinic are awaiting a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Vance v. Ball State University, which could have a widespread impact on how employment discrimination cases are handled throughout the country. At issue in the case is whether the person who allegedly harassed Vance qualifies as a "supervisor" under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.  
Dr. Liliana M. Garces, counsel of record for the amicus brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by the American Social Science Researchers in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, will speak at University Park on Monday, October 1.
Members of Penn State University and the local community will have the opportunity to attend a special appellate hearing held by the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court. A three-judge panel will hear the cases beginning at 9 a.m.
 Seat L to R: Michah Craft and Kimberly Hibbard  Standing L to R: Sebastian Conforto, Marianne  Sawicki, Bobby Marion, Katie Wagner, Wesley  Corning and Shari Manasseh

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