Learning for the 21st Century Lawyer
Ahead of the curve.
Being profession-ready and having a thorough knowledge of legal theory are not mutually exclusive. We believe today’s lawyers require a hands-on learning approach in addition to their coursework so they can see the law from all angles — and build a case from there. What’s different about Dickinson Law is that we’ve been doing it this way from the beginning, which means something since we were the first law school in Pennsylvania.
Rigor without reprehension.
This is a highly challenging environment — but it’s also highly supportive. Our robust curriculum begins with the fundamentals of national and transnational law combined with the invaluable experience of working out in the real world. From the very first day, you’ll learn extralegal core competencies including leadership, project management, cultural competence, and problem-solving so you can apply what you learn in real time. As you progress, your courses and experiential learning opportunities grow with you so that when you graduate, you’ll have total mastery of the law in today’s world.
“The Lawyer As...”
Pick your path. Follow it. Our electives are organized by the way lawyers use their training rather than in traditional silos. They’re yours to explore during your second and third years at Dickinson Law.
What it means to practice greatness.
You’ll connect what you learn in the classroom to the real world sooner than you think. We were among the first law schools to offer in-house legal clinics, and we’ve made it a requirement to conduct your first simulated client interview during your second week as a law student.