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Students to Present ‘Law Day’ Series of Legal Talks

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s senior Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies students will celebrate National Law Day (May 1) by hosting a series of legal talks at the College on May 1-10.

The talks, which are free and open to the public, will be presented at two locations: the CoffeeHouse in the Bush Campus Center and the College Library.

The program is part of the bachelor’s-degree requirement for students in the “capstone” course offered through the School of Business and Computer Technologies.

While each student is permitted to choose his or her own topic, all are required to complete an in-depth research paper and give an oral presentation. This year, the students will also publish their works on the Web.

The oral presentations will conclude the students’ work. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience. Attendees may bring a lunch or buy coffee and enjoy fascinating debates on current trends and hot topics in the law. The scheduled topics and times are:

  • Tuesday, May 1: noon to 1 p.m. (Library) Joe Burattini, “An Overview of the Veterans Administration Disability Compensation.”

  • Wednesday, May 2: noon to 1 p.m. (Library) Angela Bressler, “Three Strikes Laws: The Consequences of a Life of Crime.”

  • Thursday, May 3: noon to 1 p.m. (Library) Debra Meyer, “E-Crime.”

  • Thursday, May 3: 6 to 7 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Amanda Houseknecht, “Child Discipline: How Far is Too Far?”

  • Thursday, May 3: 7 to 8 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Melissa James, “The Death Penalty: Justice for Whom?”

  • Thursday, May 3, 2001: 8 to 9 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Angelique Williams, “The Texas Death Penalty Statute and its Practice as Compared to the Pennsylvania Death Penalty Statute and Practice.”

  • Tuesday, May 8: noon to 1 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Jean Rider, “Down in the Coal Mines: A Look at Mine Safety and Disability Laws.”

  • Wednesday, May 9: noon to 1 p.m. (Library) Timothy Reitz, “The International Criminal Court: Will it Work?”

  • Thursday, May 10: noon to 1 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Janice Koziol, “Whose Children Are They? Custody and Visitation Rights.”

  • Thursday, May 10: 6 to 7 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Christina Kashlak, “Parental Kidnapping.”

  • Thursday, May 10: 7 to 8 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Gina Whitmer, “DNA Testing: An Evidentiary Window of Opportunity.”

  • Thursday, May 10: 8 to 9 p.m. (CoffeeHouse) Betty Wolf, “Government Surveillance vs. Individual Privacy Rights.”

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