Penn State to host legal conference on School Law

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State is hosting the Pennsylvania School Study Council’s (PSSC) School Law Day, a legal conference featuring experts from both the public and private sector. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on March 14, at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law’s Lewis Katz Building at University Park. The conference will be simulcast to the law school's Carlisle, Pa, campus.

School Law Day, which is a collaborative venture between the Pennsylvania School Study Council, Penn State College of Education, and Penn State Law, will feature discussions on key legal topics with experts including Cheryl Lynn Allen, Pennsylvania Superior Court Judge; Lucille L. Johnson-Walsh, Director of Penn State Law Child Advocacy Clinic; and Stacy Parks-Miller, Centre County District Attorney as well as multiple partners of Andrews & Beard Law Firm from Altoona, Pa. A question-and-answer period will conclude the conference.

“Penn State Law and the Penn State College of Education merged their two powerful academic efforts, and the opportunity for legal progress expanded dramatically,” said Lawrence Wess, executive director of PSSC. “Consider the complexity of how 500 different school districts implement state statutes, Pennsylvania School Code and local policy into dynamic, ever-changing school systems. This huge complexity is a continuous effort to understand educational law and the need for multiple minds to work together.”

Founded in 1947, PSSC is a partnership between Penn State University and member school districts, intermediate units, and area vocational-technical schools. PSSC is dedicated to improving public education in Pennsylvania by providing up-to-date research information, professional development activities, and technical assistance that will enable its members to provide top quality educational services to students.

Registration for the conference is due by March 1. Act 48 and CLE hours are available to participants. For more information, contact Lawrence Wess at 814-865-2239 or ljw11@psu.edu.

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Last Updated February 07, 2013