World AIDS Day event to focus on HIV/AIDS discrimination

Attorney Sarah R. Schalman-Bergen will visit Penn State Law to discuss HIV/AIDS discrimination law and policy at 12:30 p.m. Dec. 3, in Room 114 of the Lewis Katz Building at University Park. Schalman-Bergen recently represented a teenage boy denied admission to the Milton Hershey School because he was born HIV-positive. The parties settled the case in September, and the school has since announced that it will treat applicants with HIV the same way as it treats other applicants.

Schalman-Bergen is an associate in the antitrust and employment law practice groups at Berger & Montague in Philadelphia. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and serves as volunteer of counsel to the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania. She litigates HIV discrimination cases, as well as other cases impacting the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Berger & Montague, Schalman-Bergen practiced in the litigation department at a large Philadelphia firm where she represented clients in a variety of industries in complex commercial litigation. During law school, Schalman-Bergen served as an executive editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

This event is sponsored by OutLaw and the Student Health Law Association, and is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. The event will be simulcast to Room 114, Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle as well as webcast live at http://law.psu.edu/events/world_aids_day_2012.

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Last Updated November 28, 2012