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Family Law Clinic News

A three-judge panel heard appeals from the trial court level on cases involving civil, criminal, and family law. The Hon. Cheryl Lynn Allen, a Penn State alumna, The Hon. Vic Stabile, a member of the Law School Class of 1982, and The Hon. Christine L. Donohue provided “teachable moments” for area middle-and high-school students.
A special argument session at Penn State Law on April 1 and 2 allowed the Superior Court of Pennsylvania to bring law to life for area students. A three-judge panel heard appeals from the trial court level on cases involving civil, criminal, and family law. The Hon. Cheryl Lynn Allen, a Penn State alumna, The Hon. Vic Stabile, a member of the Law School Class of 1982, and The Hon. Christine L.
Courtney Kiehl
Courtney Kiehl ’15 didn’t grow up wanting to be a lawyer. She wanted to be a gymnast and spent up to 40 hours per week training with her coach and her team in the North Bay area of California. Ten years ago she disclosed to her mother and then authorities that her gymnastics coach had been sexually abusing her nearly every day for over a year. With her disclosure, seven other girls came forward and her life dramatically changed.
Advocates and legal experts will discuss legal and ethical issues of sexual assault cases at a public event set for 6:00 p.m. on April 15 in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. CLE credits are available for this event, which will be live in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building in University Park and simulcast to 029, Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, PA.
Five students reap advantages of oil and gas boom
The energy business in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S. is expanding rapidly. According to a report by the Department of Energy, natural gas reserves in Pennsylvania more than doubled in 2010 and increased 90% in 2011. Several Penn State Law students are taking advantage of classes such as Oil and Gas, Law and Policy of Shale Gas Development, and Energy Law and Policy to prepare for careers in the field.
The Law School's Family Law Clinic will sponsor a special event called “A Different Ending: How to Change the Domestic Violence Story” at 6 p.m. on October 2 in the Greg Sutliff Auditorium of the Lewis Katz Building on Penn State’s University Park campus. The event will feature a screening of “Telling Amy’s Story,” a film which documents the 2001 killing of Amy Homan McGee by her husband followed by a panel discussion with domestic violence experts. The event is free and open to the public.

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