Our Commitment to Community

On a daily basis we strive to foster a sense of community and mutual support between and among faculty, students, and staff, and in our interactions outside Penn State Dickinson Law. We not only view community as a proper ethos but also believe that cultivating the interpersonal skills, respect, and tolerance that promote community will enable our students to more professionally and sensitively counsel their clients and accomplish their professional goals.

Where Dickinson Lives

Penn State Dickinson Law’s historic home has been completely renovated and rebuilt to bring together students, staff, and faculty on a daily basis. LEED certified and boasting one of the largest green roofs in central Pennsylvania, Lewis Katz Hall has been intentionally designed and located to further our commitment to community. Our state-of-the-art building features classrooms and seminar rooms, the 200-seat Apfelbaum Family Courtroom & Auditorium, a legislative hearing room, the three-story H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library including group study rooms, a courtyard, a café, and the Ridge Commons area. All of our classrooms are equipped with sophisticated audiovisual technology that lets students and professors communicate in real time with colleagues and professionals around the world.

The Law School also has just completed significant upgrades to its clinic building located one block from the courthouse in downtown Carlisle. The clinic building serves as the law office from which our students provide service to members of the community. 

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Virtual Visit

Now you can familiarize yourself with our community and all it has to offer before you visit us in-person! Experience Dickinson Law today by taking our virtual tour.