Upcoming Program: Judge John E. Jones III ’77

Jones PosterU.S. Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Blindfolds Off: How Judges Decide

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 
Stern Center, Great Room, 7 p.m.

Link to Live Stream

A conversation with Judge Jones, U.S. District judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and a Dickinson trustee, about the nature of judging and the role that judges play in American political, social, cultural, and economic life.  Gary Gildin, interim dean and professor of law, The Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University, and Harry Pohlman, professor of political science, Dickinson College, will participate in the discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues,  Student Senate and Penn State Dickinson School of Law and co-sponsored by the Churchill Fund.  It is also part of the Clarke Forum’s Leadership in an Age of Uncertainty Series.

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 Biography 

Independent from the Ground Up - Video and Dickinson Magazine Article about Judge Jones

Jones_John '77Judge John E. Jones III commenced his service as a United States District Judge on August 2, 2002. He is the 21st judge to sit in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Judge Jones was appointed to his current position Read more

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