Faculty Blog
Gary S. Gildin

To Staunch the Pandemic, We Must First Divest Police of Their Immunity

June 11, 2020 — The American populace now finds itself under siege by two contagions—a global virus and an epidemic of killings of black citizens at the hands of police. For the former, herd immunity is an indispensable element of the cure. Tragically, for the latter, immunity is a nefarious spreader of the disease. Read more

Jeffrey Dodge

The Impact of Involvement with the Association of American Law Schools

January 21, 2020 — In early January each year, law professors and administrators from around the country gather to discuss current legal issues, engage as a community, and learn from each other to advance our teaching and scholarship. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting attracts hundreds, maybe even thousands, of attendees each year and is a welcomed way to begin the spring semester. Read more

Dermot Groome

Professor Dermot Groome participates in panel in honor of the late Judge Patricia Wald, former Chief Justice of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

October 10, 2019 — Professor Dermot Groome participated in "The Role of the ICTY in Understanding War and Genocide in Bosnia and Herzegovina," a symposium held at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law on October 4, 2019. Read more

SEC Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Professor Samantha Prince contributes to proposed reform to U.S. securities registration exemptions

October 7, 2019 — Have you ever wondered why only high wealth individuals are more likely to be courted as potential investors by start-ups seeking capital? One reason is attributed to the securities exemptions embodied in Regulation D that make it easier—and cheaper—for companies to only offer to the wealthy. Read more

Emily Michiko Morris

2019 Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property

September 24, 2019 — Visiting Associate Professor Emily Michiko Morris recently had an opportunity to present her scholarship on unregistered patent rights at the 2019 Annual Conference of the European Policy for Intellectual Property, in Zurich, Switzerland, on September 11 through 13. Read more

Alison Lintal

Alison Lintal discusses the importance of well-being in the legal profession as part of federal judicial retreat

September 17, 2019 — I was invited to present on wellness as part of the annual judicial retreat for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. A certified Iyengar yoga instructor, I led a morning yoga session for the judges before presenting on judicial stress and well-being. Read more

Katherine Pearson on CAP-Impact

Capital Center for Law and Policy (CAP)-Impact Podcast featuring Professor of Law Katherine Pearson: Data Driven Practices for Protecting Older Adults

September 14, 2019 — Recently I had the enjoyable experience of being interviewed by Jon Wainwright, project manager for the Capital Center for Law and Policy at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. is podcast project, CAP-Impact, is a well-developed resource to foster nonpartisan understanding of law and policy, offering a wide array of discussion topics, ranging from the role of lobbyists to science-based support for law reform. Read more

Dermot Groome

Groome Attends Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks Meeting

September 10, 2019 — I recently attended the annual meeting of the Islamic Community of North American Bosniaks held August 30 - September 1, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the gala dinner, I was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for perseverance in the fight for justice by Grand Mufti Subahadin Ćeman. Read more

Dean Danielle Conway at conference

How can law school deans promote equity and inclusiveness?

September 2, 2019 — Law deans across the nation and, yes, around the globe consider it their collective mission to promote equity and inclusiveness in the legal academy and in the legal profession. Among the overwhelming majority of this group, this is neither a high-minded ideal nor an intellectual talking point; instead, and I feel comfortable speaking for my dean colleagues, this is a worthy aspiration that will positively impact how the rule of law is viewed among all members of society. Read more

Alexander Merezhko

Former visiting professor elected as people’s deputy to Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

August 30, 2019 — Visiting research scholar programs pay dividends in unanticipated ways. On behalf of the Dickinson Law community, I extend our congratulations to Professor and Doctor Alexander Merezhko on being elected as a people’s deputy to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (parliament) in July. Dr. Merezhko was a Visiting Professor at Dickinson Law during the 2000-2001 academic year under the Junior Faculty Development Program inaugurated by the late Emeritus Professor Louis del Duca. I first met Dr. Merezhko through my colleague, Professor of Law Katherine Pearson. Upon returning to Ukraine, Dr. Merezhko successively defended his higher doctorate (LL.D.) and taught at universities in Ukraine, Poland, and India. Read more