Danielle M. Conway


Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law

Email: dzc5647@psu.edu 
Phone: 717-240-5208

Education: 
LL.M., George Washington University Law School
J.D., cum laude, Howard University School of Law
B.S., New York University

 

Conway on Teaching>

I consider it an honor to teach students about the power of the law and the lawyer’s obligation to defend the United States Constitution, to promote the rule of law, and to represent and serve the most vulnerable among us.  As a lawyer and a teacher, I belong to two noble professions that view leadership as service and demand that such service be prioritized above self.

Teaching is the deliberate act of disseminating knowledge and conveying information, while encouraging respectful critique and inquiry. Teaching and learning are inextricably linked, and great teaching requires constant inquiry and the testing of one’s ideas. The Dickinson Law community is an extraordinary educational ecosystem because it encourages frequent inquiry within the legal discipline as well as at the intersections of, among others, social science, life and natural science, business and innovation, and public policy.

Conway on Service>

Service is a fundamental pillar of our profession and it is essential to maintaining the integrity of a system of laws. Service comes in many forms. That said, the constant thread of service is strengthening human interaction, the one on one helping relationships that create the ties that bind us together. Our profession is about relating to others, and, more importantly, serving “the othered,” the overarching principle of the rule of law. Stated more plainly, serving means protecting the most vulnerable among us.

Conway on Community>

“I love the law.” Law has the power to protect individuals and their communities by drawing on core values such as liberty, equality, equity, inclusiveness, and fairness. With a focus on these core values, law’s fundamental purpose—to foster an organized, civilized society—offers one of the best opportunities for collective community engagement and progress.

Conway's Publications>

Books

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN GOVERNMENT TRANSACTIONS (ABA Publishing, forthcoming 2019)

TRANSNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW (With Xuan-Thao Nguyen And Lateef Mtima). [West Academic]

STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT (2012). [ABA]

LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THEORY AND APPLICATION (4th Ed. 2018) (With Xuan-Thao Nguyen And Robert Gomulkiewicz). [Amazon]

TEACHER’S MANUAL FOR LICENSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: THEORY AND APPLICATION (4th Ed. 2018) (With Xuan-Thao Nguyen And Robert Gomulkiewicz). [Wolters Kluwer]

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SOFTWARE, AND INFORMATION LICENSING: LAW AND PRACTICE (2006, With 2007-2017 Supplements) (2nd Ed. Forthcoming) (With Xuan-Thao Nguyen And Robert Gomulkiewicz).

Additional Publications

The Miracle at Marrakesh: Doing Justice for the Blind and Visually Impaired While Changing the Culture of Norm Setting at WIPO, in IRENE CALBOLI AND SRIVIDHYA RAGAVAN, DIVERSITY IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (2015). [Cambridge]

Public Procurement’s Role in Facilitating Social Justice, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation in the Global Knowledge Economy, in LATEEF MTIMA, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (2015). [Edward Elgar]

Implicit Racial and Gender Bias in Right of Publicity Cases and Intellectual Property Law Generally, in JUSTIN D. LEVINSON AND ROBERT J. SMITH, IMPLICIT RACIAL BIAS ACROSS THE LAW (2012). [Cambridge]

Sustainable Procurement Policies and Practices at the State and Local Government Level, in KEITH H. HIROKAWA AND PATRICIA E. SALKIN, GREENING LOCAL GOVERNMENT: LEGAL STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING SUSTAINABILITY, EFFICIENCY, AND FISCAL SAVINGS (2012). [ABA]

Hawaii Procurement Rules and Regulations, in MELISSA JAVON COPELAND, GUIDE TO STATE PROCUREMENT: A 50-STATE PRIMER ON PURCHASING LAWS, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES (2011) (with G. Yaindl).

Challenges for Oversight Over Multiple Award Task and Delivery Order Contracting: The New Frontier in Contracting Methods, in G. MARCOU, L. FOILLIOT-LALLIOT, D.I. GORDON, S.L. SCHOONER, J. SCHWARTZ, C. YUKINS, LE CONTRÔL DES MARCHÊS PUBLICS, TOME 21, Bibliothèque de l’Institut de Recherche Juridique de la Sorbonne – André Tunc (2009).

Being All Things to All People: Expectations of and Demands on Women of Color in the Legal Academy, in THEODOREA REGINA BERRY AND NATHALIE MIZELLE, FROM OPPRESSION TO GRACE: WOMEN OF COLOR AND THEIR DILEMMAS WITHIN THE ACADEMY  21-30 (2006). [Stylus]

Intellectual Property Law: Commercial, Creative, and Industrial Property, Law Journal Press (Contributing author – Chapters 4, 6, 9, and 10) (2003).

Articles

Legal Deserts: a Multi-State Perspective on Rural Access to Justice, 12 HARV. L. & POL’Y REV (2018) (with Lisa R. Pruitt, Amanda L. Kool, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, Michele Statz, and Hannah Haksgaard). [SSRN] [PDF]

Promoting Indigenous Innovation, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship through the Licensing of Article 31 Indigenous Assets and Resources, 64 SMU L. REV. 1095 (2011). [SSRN]

Emerging Trends in International, Federal, and State and Local Government Procurement in an Era of Global Economic Stimulus Funding, 32 U. HAW. L. REV. 29 (2010). [SSRN]

Indigenizing Intellectual Property Law: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, and the Protection of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, Identity, and Resources, 15 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 207 (2009) (Law Review Symposium Issue). [SSRN]

Government Contractor and Grant Researcher Affirmative Defenses Against Patent Infringement, 2007 JAN ARMY LAW. 139. [SSRN]

Technology Transfer Agreements: Licensing of Trade Secrets and Works in Development, ALI-ABA SM049 (September 2006).

Defamation in the Digital Age: Liability in Chat Rooms, on Electronic Bulletin Boards, and in the Blogosphere, ALI-ABA CK102 (April 2005), format revised and republished in 29 ALI-ABA BUS. L. COURSE MATERIALS J. 18 (2005). [SSRN]

Safeguarding Hawaiian Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Heritage: Recognizing the Right to Self-Determination and Preventing the Commodification of Culture, 48 HOW. L.J. 737 (2005) (Special Symposium Issue). [SSRN]

Research and Development Deliverables under Government Contracts, Grants, Cooperative Agreements and CRADAs: University Roles, Government Responsibilities, and Contractor Rights, 9 COMP. L. REV. & TECH. J. 181 (2004). [SSRN]

Mongolia, Law Convergence, and the Third Era of Globalization, 3 WASH. UNIV. GLOBAL STUD. L. REV. 63 (2004). [SSRN]

Law and The Most Recent Era of Globalization: Mongolia Steps Forward to Address Issues of Globalization and Law Convergence, 2 ACAD. MGMT. (2002) (in Mongolian).

The Perpetuation of Privilege and Anti-Affirmative Action Sentiment in Rice v. Cayetano, 3 ASIAN-PAC. L. & POL’Y. J. 370 (2002). [SSRN]

Remedying Trademark Infringement: The Role of Bad Faith in Awarding an Accounting of Defendant’s Profits, 42 SANTA CLARA L. REV. 863 (2002). [SSRN]

Factual Causation in Toxic Tort Litigation: A Philosophical View of Proof and Certainty in Uncertain Disciplines, 35 U. RICH. L. REV. 875 (2002) (lead article). [SSRN]

Uncloaking On-Campus Interviews: A Recruit’s Guide to the On-Campus Interview Process and the Job-Talk, in Breaking into the Academy: The 2002-2004 Michigan Journal of Race & Law Guide for Aspiring Law Professors, 7 MICH. J. RACE & L. 523 (2002). [SSRN]

Conway in the Media>