Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Amy C. Gaudion PROFESSOR AMY C. GAUDION TO PRESENT AT WILLIAM & MARY’S 2024 NATIONAL SECURITY CONFERENCE

March 2024 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion will be presenting her current project on violent extremism in the U.S. military at William & Mary’s 2024 National Security Conference to be held on March 22, 2024. (Register online.) This year’s conference, organized by William & Mary’s Whole of Government Center of Excellence and its campus partners, will bring together scholars, government practitioners, and military leaders to address “Data & Democracy, AI, Cyber Defense, & National Security.” Full story

Daryl Lim ARTICLE BY ASSOCIATE DEAN DARYL LIM AND TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSOR PETER YU TO APPEAR IN EMORY LAW JOURNAL

March 2024 — Associate Dean Daryl Lim’s new article, “The Antitrust–Copyright Interface In The Age Of Generative Artificial Intelligence” (with Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Peter Yu), will appear in the Emory Law Journal. Full story

Gary S. Gildin PROFESSOR GARY GILDIN'S ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE’S STATE COURT REPORT

March 2024 — Professor Gary S. Gildin’s article, “A Primer on Advocating Independent State Constitutional Remedies,” has been published in the Brennan Center for Justice’s State Court Report. Full story

Stanley Brand DISTINGUISHED FELLOW STANLEY BRAND TO DISCUSS “ARE WE CRIMINALIZING THE PRESIDENCY”

February 2024 — On Thursday, February 29, Penn State Dickinson Law Distinguished Fellow Stanley Brand will participate in Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics study group to discuss “Are We Criminalizing the Presidency?” Full story

Sarah J. Williams PROFESSOR SARAH J. WILLIAMS JOINS OTHER DISTINGUISHED SEC AND PCAOB ALUMNI IN CONTRIBUTING TO FORTHCOMING BIOGRAPHY OF GEORGE H. DIACONT, FORMER PCAOB DIRECTOR AND SEC ACCOUNTANT

February 2024 — Professor Sarah J. Williams shared her experiences working with George H. Diacont, CPA, at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) in a biography of the regulatory paladin that will appear in the June 2024 issue of the Accounting Historians Journal. Professor Williams worked with Mr. Diacont on a financial fraud investigation while serving as a staff attorney in the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. She later joined him at the PCAOB after he was named as its first Director of the Division of Registration and Inspections. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT ANA MARIA MATOVIC FILE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FINANCIAL INCLUSION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

February 2024 — Professor Samantha J. Prince joined a member of her research team, Ana Maria Matovic, in a public comment responding to the Department of Treasury’s request for information to aid its development of a national strategy to advance financial inclusion. Full story

Katherine C. Pearson PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR KATHERINE PEARSON SUPPORTS THE SEARCH FOR EQUITY IN AGING

February 2024 — Professor Katherine C. Pearson recently hosted a monthly session of Penn State Dickinson Law’s course on Race and Equal Protection of the Law by focusing on equity in aging and the potential for age-related bias to compound concerns regarding race, ethnicity, gender and more. Full story

Andrea J. Martin PROFESSOR ANDREA J. MARTIN PRESENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CAREY LAW SCHOOL

February 2024 — Professor Andrea J. Martin delivered a presentation, “Antisemitism and the Law,” at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School on February 20. Full story

Shaakirrah Sanders PROFESSOR SHAAKIRRAH R. SANDERS TO PARTICIPATE AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW SCHOOL SYMPOSIUM

March 2024 — On March 8, 2024, Professor Shaakirrah Sanders will present “Protesting Nonconfrontation at Felony Sentencing” at the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform Symposium entitled, “Crawford at 20: Reforming the Confrontation Clause.” Full story

Nicholas Kahn-Fogel ARTICLE BY PROFESSOR NICHOLAS KAHN-FOGEL TO BE PUBLISHED IN UC IRVINE LAW REVIEW

February 2024 — Professor Nicholas Kahn-Fogel’s new essay, “(Re)defining ‘Unnecessary Suggestion’ in Evaluating Due Process Challenges to Eyewitness Evidence,” will appear in the UC Irvine Law Review. Full story