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AUGUST 2013

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In the Spotlight

Interim Dean Houck assumes leadership of Law School and School of International Affairs

As of August 1, Retired Vice Adm. James Houck began his official duties as interim dean and will do so until the University finds a replacement for former dean Philip McConnaughay, now dean of Peking University’s School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.
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News Briefs

Registration Open for Alumni & Reunion Weekend 2013, September 27-28, 2013
Alumni & Reunion Weekend 2013 is just around the corner. Check out the schedule of events and register today!
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World on Trial Episode Two: Legality of U.S. drone program hinges on state of conflict
The mock trial was filmed at Penn State Law in University Park on June 26.
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Professor Gildin appointed Sr. Associate Dean
Gildin has been appointed as senior associate dean of the Penn State Dickinson School of Law, taking a lead role in planning for the Carlisle campus.
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Alum & Northampton Co. judge nominated by Obama to Eastern District of Pa.
Congratulations to Judge Edward Smith ’86, recently nominated by President Obama to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
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Civil Rights Appellate Clinic celebrates significant win before Third Circuit Court of Appeals
Months of legal research and writing resulted in a significant win on appeal for ADA plaintiff and engineer Theresa Ellis.
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Court agrees with Children’s Advocacy Clinic
The PA Supreme Court recently agreed with an amici curiae brief submitted by the Children’s Advocacy Clinic on terminating parental rights.
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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Death of DOMA and Immigration

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
A Different Ending: How to Change the Domestic Violence Story

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