A Brief Overview of the Meritorious Service Medal

February 25, 2016 § Leave a comment


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Meritorious Service Medal
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A Louisiana attorney and partner at Sentell Law Firm, LLC, Sherb Sentell III was elected to the position of Minden-Ward 1 City Judge in 2014. Concurrently, Sherb Sentell III serves as a United States Army Colonel and has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal on four occasions.

The Meritorious Service Medal has a history dating back to 1918. During World War I, General John Pershing of the American Expeditionary Forces recommended a medal be created to honor individuals who served commendably. While the request was not approved, it continued to receive support until 1969 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed an executive order to create the medal.

The bronze accolade, which displays an eagle with spread wings holding laurel branches that represent achievement, recognizes men and women who served admirably outside of a combat theater. It typically is bestowed upon an individual when he or she retires from an officer or senior position. Likewise, service personnel who have completed their tour receive consideration for the medal.


Experiential Education at the Dickinson School of Law

February 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Dickinson School of Law
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Minden-Ward 1 City Judge for the State of Louisiana, Sherb Sentell III also practices law at the Sentell Law Firm in Minden, LA. Formerly handling felony cases for the District Attorney’s Office, Sherb Sentell III has been sought as a speaker by organizations such as Penn State University, where he hosted a lecture on criminal prosecution at the Dickinson School of Law.

Established in 1834, the Dickinson School of Law prides itself on its ability to deliver innovative experiential education. The institution offers in-house clinics and internships to help students hone their skills in their specific area of law. Both provide opportunities to practice litigating on national and international cases.

The school also offers moot court competitions. The platform serves to advance problem-solving and writing skills as well as negotiation and advocacy techniques. Students can participate in civil and criminal trials as well as appellate advocacy. The latter provides experience in a variety of areas, including environmental and transnational law.

To learn more about experiential education at the Dickinson School of Law, visit www.dickinsonlaw.psu.edu.

Dickinson School of Law Offers Experiential Learning

February 9, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Dickinson School of Law
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Colonel Sherb Sentell III divides his time between serving the United States Army Reserve, serving as the Minden-Ward I City Judge, and practicing law at the Sentell Law Firm LLC. Possessing more than a decade of experience in criminal law, Colonel Sherb Sentell III has shared his knowledge with students at Penn State University’s Dickinson School of Law as a guest lecturer.

Established in 1834, the Dickinson School of Law merged with Penn State University in 1997. The school has since been listed among the top 200 American Bar Association (ABA) accredited law schools by US News & World Report. Dickinson School of Law focuses on experiential learning and offers programs that help students practice litigation skills through in-house clinics and internships.

Moot court competitions are also available to test writing, advocacy, and problem solving skills. Students have opportunities to showcase their knowledge in a range of law areas, including environmental and criminal. The program helps students prepare for both domestic and international cases.

To learn more about the school and its programs, visit www.dickinsonlaw.psu.edu.

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