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Students to Present Legal Talks to Celebrate National Law Day


Senior students in the Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies bachelor-degree major at Pennsylvania College of Technology will celebrate National Law Day (May 1) by hosting a series of legal talks April 17 through May 8.

The 10 oral presentations, which will address current trends and fascinating topics in the law, are free and open to the public. They will be held either at the CoffeeHouse on the first floor of the Bush Campus Center, or at the College Library, located in the Learning Resources Center.

The program is part of the bachelor-degree requirement for the students. While each student may choose his or her own topic, all are required to complete an in-depth research paper and offer an oral presentation on the results.

Time will be allotted for questions from the audience.

The schedule of presentations is as follows:

  • Thursday, April 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CoffeeHouse John R. Brodie of Shamokin, “The Shariah: Islamic Law.”
  • Thursday, April 24, noon to 1 p.m., College Library Elizabeth A. Hollingsworth of Muncy, “Beyond the Office: How the World Wide Web is Affecting the Practice of Law in the Twenty-First Century.”
  • Thursday, April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CoffeeHouse Jean M. Stump of Williamsport, “Shipwreck Salvage Laws: Its History and Future.”
  • Thursday, April 24, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., CoffeeHouse Nicole L. Sahaydak of Bath, “Capital Punishment.”
  • Thursday, May 1, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CoffeeHouse Jennifer R. Weaver of Butler, “Juveniles and the Death Penalty: From Trial to Execution.”
  • Thursday, May 1, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. CoffeeHouse Mary M. Rudinski of Williamsport, “Pennsylvania’s Eminent Domain.”
  • Tuesday, May 6, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CoffeeHouse Lisa M. Kemmerer of South Williamsport, “Biotechnology Laws: The Global Effect.”
  • Tuesday, May 6, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m. CoffeeHouse David E. Dewald of Bloomsburg, “Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.”
  • Thursday, May 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., CoffeeHouse Robyn L. Thomas of Williamsport, “DUI Drug Court: A Non-Adversarial Approach to the Judicial System, but Does it Really Work?”
  • Thursday, May 8, 7:45 to 8:45 p.m., CoffeeHouse Terri L. Slegle of Jersey Shore, “Ira Einhorn: The Legal Case.”

For more information about the Legal Assistant/Paralegal Studies major at Penn College, call the School of Business and Computer Technologies at (570) 327-4517, or visit on the Web.

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