Our Innovative
Curriculum

The Penn State’s Dickinson Law curriculum is built on a singular promise: To produce practice-ready graduates. In addition to your core curriculum, you’ll take upper level electives that concentrate on specific areas of practice. You’ll develop the analytical skills necessary to solve complex legal problems. And you’ll learn from a dedicated full-time faculty and an adjunct faculty of practicing attorneys and judges who will prepare you to perform effectively at the local, state, national, and international levels.

The curriculum at Penn State’s Dickinson Law is uniquely designed to prepare you for an exceptional career. Core, required courses build a strong foundation in doctrinal knowledge, while upper-level elective courses help to shape your future career. Explore our challenging curriculum below, and learn how “The Lawyer as…” helps our students develop in their chosen area of law.

The Lawyer As