Academic Resources

Amy Gaudion

Your academic success at Penn State Dickinson Law is our top priority. It begins during orientation with your faculty advisor and continues throughout your three years at Dickinson Law with a wide range of resources including but not limited to peer tutoring, individualized writing assistance, and workshops on effective outlining and exam preparation.

All degree seeking students should review the Student Academic Handbook and their respective supplement to learn more about our policies, resources, and support. Descriptions of our course offerings are posted and updated in the University Bulletin.

Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar maintains student records, manages course registration, oversees student notification of grades, monitors graduation eligibility requirements, and assists with bar registration procedures.

Office of the Registrar
Dickinson Law
150 S. College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Pam Knowlton, Law School Registrar
Email: prk5@psu.edu
Phone: 717-240-5212

Jeannie Perez, Academic Affairs Coordinator
Email: jap6993@psu.edu
Phone: 717-240-5244

Office of Academic Affairs

Led by Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jeffrey A. Dodge, the Office of Academic Affairs administers the academic program and policies. Questions regarding the Dickinson Law academic program or any academic policy should be addressed to:

Office of Academic Affairs
Dickinson Law
150 S. College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013

Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Assistant Professor of Law and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar
Email: jad6742@psu.edu
Telephone: 717-240-5247

Pam Knowlton, Law School Registrar
Email: prk5@psu.edu
Phone: 717-240-5212

Academic Calendars

Fall Semester 2023 Academic Calendar
Intent to Graduate — Activation Period Monday, August 14 through Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Orientation Monday, August 14 through Saturday, August 19, 2023
First Day of Classes Monday, August 21, 2023
Last Day to Drop Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Last Day to Add Sunday, August 27, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Pass/Fail Request Period Monday, August 21 through Monday, September 11, 2023
Labor Day — No classes Monday, September 4, 2023
Fall Break Monday, October 9, 2023
Classes follow a Monday Schedule Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday — No classes
(University closed November 22-24)
Wednesday, November 22 through Friday, November 24, 2023
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 1, 2023
Study Days Saturday, December 2 and Sunday, December 3, 2023
Final Exams Monday, December 4 through Friday, December 15, 2023
Grades Due Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Spring Semester 2024 Academic Calendar
Intent to Graduate — Activation Period Tuesday, January 2 through Monday, January 22, 2024
First Day of Classes Monday, January 8, 2024
Last Day to Drop Saturday, January 13, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Last Day to Add Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Pass/Fail Request Period Monday, January 8 through Monday, January 29, 2024
Martin Luther King Jr. Day — No classes Monday, January 15, 2024
Spring Break — No classes Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8, 2024
Last Day of Classes Monday, April 22, 2024
Study Days Tuesday, April 23 and Wednesday, April 24, 2024
Final Exams Thursday, April 25 through Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Commencement Friday, May 10, 2024
Grades Due Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Fall Semester 2024 Academic Calendar
Intent to Graduate — Activation Period Monday, August 12 through Tuesday, September 10, 2024
Orientation Monday, August 19 through Saturday, August 24, 2024
First Day of Classes Monday, August 26, 2024
Last Day to Drop Saturday, August 31, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Last Day to Add Sunday, September 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Pass/Fail Request Period Monday, August 26 through Monday, September 16, 2024
Labor Day — No classes Monday, September 2, 2024
Fall Break — Indigenous Peoples' Day Monday, October 14, 2024
Classes follow a Monday Schedule Tuesday, October 15, 2024
Thanksgiving Holiday — No classes
(University closed November 27-29)
Wednesday, November 27 through Friday, November 29, 2024
Last Day of Classes Friday, December 6, 2024
Study Days Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2024
Final Exams Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 20, 2024
Grades Due Tuesday, January 7, 2025
Spring Semester 2025 Academic Calendar
Intent to Graduate — Activation Period Tuesday, January 2 through Monday, January 27, 2025
First Day of Classes Monday, January 13, 2025
Last Day to Drop Saturday, January 18, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Last Day to Add Sunday, January 19, 2025 at 11:59 p.m. (ET)
Pass/Fail Request Period Monday, January 13 through Monday, February 3, 2025
Martin Luther King Jr. Day — No classes Monday, January 20, 2025
Spring Break — No classes Monday, March 9 through Friday, March 14, 2025
Last Day of Classes Monday, April 28, 2025
Study Days Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30, 2025
Final Exams Thursday, May 1 through Wednesday, May 14, 2025
Commencement Saturday, May 17, 2025
Grades Due Tuesday, June 10, 2025