Penn State Law Student Lands Dream-Come-True Federal Clerkship

 The first time Penn State Law student Tom Brier met U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Vanaskie, he knew he wanted to work for him.

Now, more than two years later, that dream has become a reality as Brier has been selected for a highly competitive clerkship working alongside Vanaskie in his Scranton, Pa., chambers.

Penn State Law Student to Present at Cybersecurity Conference in Washington

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Third year Penn State Law student Tom Brier will be the only student to present at an upcoming interdisciplinary conference on cybersecurity law and policy to be held at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs on Sept. 28 and 29.

Brier will present a paper examining the outcome of Microsoft Corp. v. United States, in which the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit rejected the federal government’s argument that current law allows it to obtain data stored on servers overseas. Brier examines the ruling’s potential precedential impact on privacy, current U.S. law, international relations, and developing technology.