The Penn State Dickinson School of Law continues to move forward with its highly anticipated $100 million building project with the announcement that Polshek Partnership of New York, architects for projects such as the William J. Clinton Presidential Center, will take the lead in designing and constructing the new and completely integrated law school facilities in Carlisle and University Park.
William E. Butler, formerly of the University of London, has joined the faculty of Penn State Dickinson School of Law as the John Edward Fowler distinguished professor of law. An authority on the legal systems of Russia and former Soviet nations, he is the author, co-author, editor or translator of more than 120 books on Soviet, Russian, Ukrainian and other Commonwealth of Independent States legal systems.
Tiyanjana Maluwa, the H. Laddie and Linda P. Montague professor of law at Penn State Dickinson School of Law, has been invited to join the inaugural international jury established to select the winner of the Stockholm International Prize in Criminology. The jury is composed of leading scholars from Australia, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, the United States, the United Kingdom and Venezuela. The role of the jury is, among other things, to provide expert advice on, and proposals for, the nomination and prize-awarding processes, including the rules of procedure of the jury and criteria for the selection process.
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Laurel S. Terry and Nancy A. Welsh, professors of law at The Penn State Dickinson School of Law, have been awarded Fulbright Scholar grants for the 2005-2006 academic year. As a Fulbright Scholar in Cologne, Germany, Terry will research the basis for, and response to, the European Union (EU) Commission's Report that concluded some regulation of lawyers in the EU (including Germany) may be anticompetitive. Welsh will carry out her work in the Netherlands, where the government is preparing to launch a significant initiative to offer mediation in all of the nation's courts and legal advice services.