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Professor Emeritus Robert E. Rains


July 2013 - present: Professor Emeritus, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.

August 1983 - June 2013Professor, The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law*, Carlisle, PA.  Asst. Prof. 1983-87; Assoc. Prof. 1987-89.  Director, Community Law Clinic (formerly the Family Law and Disability Law Clinics).  

Courses:  Family Law; Comparative and International Family Law; Juvenile Law; Law and Individuals with Disabilities.  Past courses taught:  Administrative Law; Education Law; Equal Protection and Civil Rights; Appellate Advocacy; Legislation; Legal Methods, Research and Writing.

Fall 1980 - Spring 1983Adjunct Professor, The Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, PA.  Education Law Seminar; Law and the Handicapped Seminar; Temporary Supervisor, Legal Assistance Program for the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill, PA.

October 1979 - August 1983Partner, law firm of Rains & Jacobsen, Harrisburg, PA.

General civil practice emphasizing human services, governmental benefits and civil rights.

August 1974 - October 1979Deputy Attorney General, Pennsylvania Department of Justice, Harrisburg, PA.



  Harvard Law School, J.D. 1974.

  Michigan State University, B.A. Political Science 1970.



  Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

  U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

  U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

  U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

  U.S. Supreme Court


     *The Dickinson School of Law became part of The Pennsylvania State University in July 1997.

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