Amy C. Gaudion

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Lawyering Skills

Amy C. Gaudion leads Dickinson Law’s national security program. Professor Gaudion established and leads an annual cyberspace working group simulation in collaboration with the U.S. Army War College. She is the author of Defending Your Country . . . and Gender – Legal Challenges and Opportunities Confronting Women in the Military, in Women, Law and Culture: Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict (Jocelynne A. Scutt ed., 2016) (Palgrave Macmillan). In addition to scholarly journals, her work has appeared in The New York Times and The Daily Beast.

Professor Gaudion has served on and moderated numerous panels examining the impact of technology on the legal frameworks governing national security and intelligence, including Cybersecurity and Data Privacy: Equifax, the VEP, and CISA; iPhone vs. the FBI: Government Surveillance in the Post-Snowden Era; The Constitutionality and Consequences of America’s Use of Drones and the NSA Spying Program; and After Bin Laden: Stuxnet, Drones and the New Middle East. She has appeared on WITF’s Smart Talk and WHYY’s Radio Times.

Professor Gaudion served as a legal advisor to World on Trial, a public television and multimedia project that aims to elevate public awareness of important human rights issues and the international treaties that govern state conduct.

Amy C. Gaudion

Email  acg14@psu.edu

Phone  717-240-5216

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Education
J.D., Villanova University School of Law, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif

B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction


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Research Interests
National security, cyberspace, and civilian-military relations


Current Courses
Constitutional Law

Cyberlaw & Policy Seminar

National Security Law

Gaudion's Publications

The Role of Satellites and Smart Devices: Data Surprises and Security, Privacy, and Regulatory Challenges, 123 Penn St. L. Rev. 591 (2019) (with Anne Toomey McKenna and Jenni L. Evans).

Defending Your Country . . . and Gender – Legal Challenges and Opportunities Confronting Women in the Military, in Women, Law and Culture: Conformity, Contradiction and Conflict (Jocelynne A. Scutt ed., 2016) (Palgrave Macmillan).

A National Security Symposium: The Constitutionality and Consequences of America’s Use of Drones and the NSA Spying Program, Drone Panel – Part One, 41 W. St. U. L. Rev. 535 (2014).

Translating Scholarship into Policy,” 2 Penn St. J.L. & Int'l Aff. 1 (2013) (with Scott Sigmund Gartner)

“The Power of the Veep,” New York Times, July 22, 2012 (with Douglas Stuart)

More Than Just a Running Mate,” New York Times Campaign Stops Blog, July 19, 2012 (with Douglas Stuart)

War on Terror’s Next Phase: The Legal and Strategic Consequences,” The Daily Best, June 23, 2012 (with P.J. Crowley)