A History of
Founded in 1834, Dickinson Law is one of the oldest law schools in the country and the oldest in Pennsylvania. Over the years, our graduates have included the nation’s finest attorneys, judges, government and corporate leaders, and legal educators. Our 1997 merger with Penn State expanded our reputation, network, and joint degree programs—complementing Dickinson Law’s legacy as an innovative leader in experiential education.
Learn more about the Law School's history by visiting Dickinson Law IDEAS, an institutional repository containing faculty scholarship, archival material about the law school, law school publications, and more.