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.

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MEDHA D. MAKHLOUF PRESENTS AT PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CONFERENCE

September 2021 — The American Society for Law, Medicine & Ethics and the Network for Public Health Law hosted the virtual Public Health Law Conference from September 20-23, 2021. Professor Medha D. Makhlouf presented on a panel devoted to Immigration Law and Public Health. Full story

Sara Gerke PROFESSOR GERKE GUEST-LECTURED AT MCGILL UNIVERSITY

August 2021 — Professor Sara Gerke was invited as a guest lecturer at McGill University. She lectured on the ethical and legal aspects of artificial intelligence in health care. Full story

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION SELECTED TO PRESENT AT 49TH ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE ON COMMUNICATIONS, INFORMATION, AND INTERNET POLICY (TPRC49)

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion was selected to present at the 49th Annual Research Conference on Communications, Information, and Internet Policy, hosted by TPRC. The conference will take place virtually from September 22-24, 2021. Professor Gaudion will present her work-in-progress, “Answering the Cyber Oversight Call.” Full story 

Professor Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON TO PRESENT AT UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF LAW FACULTY WORKSHOP SERIES

September 2021 — Professor Raff Donelson has been invited to present on natural punishment as a part of the University of Illinois College of Law’s Faculty Workshop Series. The workshop will be virtual and open to Illinois faculty only. Full story

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE ESSAY ACCEPTED FOR NEW BOOK ON SUPPORTING FIRST-GENERATION LAW STUDENTS

September 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, had his essay proposal, “Supporting First Generation Intersectional Identities by Creating Space for the LGBTQIA+ Community” accepted for publication with Carolina Academic Press in the book titled, “Fostering First Generation Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools.” Full story 

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION INVITED TO GIVE LECTURE AS PART OF U.S. ARMY HERITAGE AND EDUCATION CENTER'S 2021-22 SERIES ON CYBER WAR

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion was invited to give an address as part of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center’s 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Cyber War. The lecture will take place on September 16, 2021, and is part of a year-long series examining cyber conflicts, and featuring other scholars, including Professor Peter Campbell of Baylor University, and Peter W. Singer, noted author and Strategist and Senior Fellow at New America. Full story

Professor Donelson PROFESSOR DONELSON INVITED TO PRESENT ON POLICING AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES

September 2021 — Professor Raff Donelson will be featured in the upcoming seminar on Policing and Political Philosophy, presented by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. Professor Donelson’s presentation is entitled “Hobbes and America’s Police Problem.” Full story

Professor Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION PUBLISHED BLOG POST ON THE NEED TO REFORM THE U.S. GOVERNMENT'S VULNERABILITIES EQUITIES PROCESS IN WAR ROOM

September 2021 — Professor Amy C. Gaudion published It’s Time to Reform the U.S. Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP) on War Room, the online journal of the United States Army War College on September 2, 2021. Full story

Gary S. Gildin GILDIN PUBLISHES ON-LINE OPEN-SOURCE CIVIL LIBERTIES LITIGATION TEXTBOOK

September 2021 — Professor Gary S. Gildin has published Civil Liberties Litigation: Cases and Materials as an on-line, open-source textbook. The book addresses the layers of procedural and substantive doctrines that are triggered when a citizen files a civil action seeking to recover damages or equitable relief for deprivation of a right secured by the United States Constitution. The book can be accessed at https://psu.pb.unizin.org/introcivliblit/. Full story

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE PRESENTS AT ANNUAL SEALS CONFERENCE

 August 2021 - Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference.  His presentation, titled The Unfilled Promise of Obergefell for Children of Same-Sex Parents: Advancing Federal Nondiscrimination Laws for Familial Association, proposes amendments to the Equality Act to protect children in LGBTQIA+ headed households. Full story