Upcoming Events


MARCH 5, 2020

Public Interest Law Fund Auction — live and silent auctions, food, cocktails and more
7:00 to 10:00 p.m. — Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle

Dickinson Law's Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) raises funds to support the Degenstein Foundation Fellowship Program for Public Interest Law and the Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellowship Program for Dickinson Law students. PILF fellowships are awarded to students who have a commitment to public interest, have demonstrated the highest standards of service, and have conducted themselves with integrity both inside and beyond the classroom.

Alumni and friends are invited to attend. Tickets are available for $12. Click here to purchase tickets. To make an auction donation, email Auction Chairs Jenifer Bergman '20 or Caitlin Cooke '20. To make a monetary donation or to support PILF, contact Laura Weakland, annual giving and stewardship coordinator at Dickinson Law, at 717-240-5235 or law597@psu.edu. All gifts are tax-deductible.


MAY 15, 2020

Dickinson Law Class of 2020 Commencement
2:00 p.m. — Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Dickinson College

Commencement for Dickinson Law’s class of 2020 will be held on Friday, May 15 at 2:00 p.m. in Dickinson College's Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, located at 360 West Louther Street. Additional information will be provided on our commencement webpage.

Recent Events

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Community Conversation with Professor Sarah Williams
12:20 to 1:15 p.m. — Room 124

Professor Sarah Williams will host Community Conversation on February 27 from 12:20 to 1:15 p.m. in room 124. Professor Williams is a securities regulation expert who protected the investing public while at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, FINRA, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She has dedicated her legal practice career and now her academic research to ensuring our markets remain fair, transparent, and efficient. As an African-American woman in a field that has been dominated by white males, Professor Williams has faced adversities being the only person of color in senior management positions and reconciling perceptions that her achievements were the result of her minority status. Come learn more about her personal and professional experiences!

Reserve your seat by emailing StudentSuccess@dickinsonlaw.psu.edu so we can plan for food.


FEBRUARY 26, 2020

Transgender Name Change Assistance Pop-up Clinic
7:00 p.m. — Room 120

Penn State Dickinson Law students will hold the second Transgender Name Change Assistance Pop-up Clinic for members of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Perry and York counties at Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law, Carlisle on Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Designed to work with the transgender community, the Clinic will provide attendees guidance on the legal name-change process. Dickinson Law students and local attorneys will volunteer their services in the Clinic.


FEBRUARY 24, 2020

Hacking the U.S. Election: a free symposium
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. — Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, D.C.
This event has reached capacity; registration is now closed.

Free and fair elections are essential to a thriving democracy. But as we approach the pivotal 2020 election, we see the integrity of U.S. elections facing multi-pronged threats. What are the main threats, and what can be done? Join us as we work to find real solutions to stop the hacking of U.S. elections. This event has reached capacity; registration is now closed. Learn more.


FEBRUARY 20, 2020

February Third Thursday Event
4:00 to 5:30 p.m. — Ridge Commons

Join the Dickinson Law community in Ridge Commons for Third Thursday sponsored by the Black Law Students Association. This month’s event will feature a paint and sip activity—artistic skills are not required!


FEBRUARY 20, 2020

Black History Month Keynote: Kenya Mann Faulkner, Esq., Director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance, Penn State

Dickinson Law’s Black Law Students Association (BLSA) is proud to welcome Kenya Mann Faulkner Esq., Director of the Office of Ethics and Compliance at Penn State, as this year’s keynote in honor of Black History Month. Inspired by Dr. Stephanie Danette Preston's call to action at the Forum on Black Affairs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Banquet at Penn State in January 2020, BLSA has planned Black History Month activities around the theme “Monument vs. Movement.” Faulkner will lead a discussion about actively contributing to a “movement” and taking collective action towards moving the needle on justice vs. being a “monument” and simply part of the scenery on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 12:15-1:30 p.m. at Dickinson Law in room 116. Learn more.


FEBRUARY 14, 16, 19 AND 20, 2020

Dickinson Law Sponsors Showing of "Just Mercy"

Penn State Dickinson Law will serve as the presenting sponsor of the film “Just Mercy” at the Carlisle Theatre downtown. The film tells the true story of Walter McMillian, who, with the help of young defense attorney Bryan Stevenson, appeals his murder conviction. The film is based on the memoir of the same name, written by Stevenson. Showings will be February 14, 16, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m. and February 16 at 2:00 p.m. Learn more.


FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Phi Alpha Delta Judges' Night

The Burr Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta is excited to host the Seventeenth Annual Judge's Night on Tuesday February 18, 2020. The event will include a reception and formal dinner. Judges from throughout the Commonwealth will be in attendance.

Phi Alpha Delta is a professional law fraternity dedicated to advancing integrity, compassion and courage through service to the student, the school, the profession and the community.  In an effort to further these goals, the Burr Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta hosts Judges’ Night. This event provides an opportunity for law students and judges to network and socialize in a professional setting.


FEBRUARY 6, 2020

Dickinson Law to co-sponsor author Ibram X. Kendi lecture in Carlisle

Bestselling author and scholar of history and international relations Ibram X. Kendi will discuss ways to understand, explain and solve the seemingly intractable problems of racial inequality and injustice during a lecture at Dickinson College. His talk, “How to Be an Antiracist,” will take place Thursday, February 6, at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter (ATS) Auditorium, 360 W. Louther St., Carlisle. Dickinson Law is sponsoring the event with the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues. It is free to attend and open to the public. A book sale and signing will follow. Learn more.