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.

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT TIM AZIZKHAN FILE RECOMMENDATION WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY FOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED IN THE IRS’s 2024-2025 PRIORITY GUIDANCE PLAN

May 2024 — Professor Samantha J. Prince, joined by a member of her research team, Tim Azizkhan ’25, authored a public comment responding to the Internal Revenue Service’s invitation for recommendations on items to be included in its 2024-2025 Priority Guidance Plan. Full story

Daryl Lim DARYL LIM INVITED SPEAKER AT GLOBAL IP ALLIANCE CONFERENCE

May 2024 — Associate Dean Daryl Lim was invited to speak at the inaugural Global IP Alliance (GLIPA) Conference held at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. Full story

Emily Spottswood PROFESSOR EMILY SPOTTSWOOD PRESENTS WORK-IN-PROGRESS AT VANDERBILT LAW SCHOOL

May 2024 — Professor Emily Spottswood attended the Evidence Summer Workshop at Vanderbilt Law School to present a chapter from her forthcoming book, Malleable Memories and the Law of Proof. Full story

Website PROFESSOR EMERITA TERRY UPDATES AND ADDS A “RESEARCH AREAS” PAGE TO HER PERSONAL WEBPAGE

May 2024 — Professor Emerita Laurel Terry recently completed updating her personal webpage. In addition to the “Publications” and “Presentation Slides” menu items, Professor Terry’s updated personal webpage now includes a link to a webpage entitled “Research Areas.” This Research Areas webpage identifies various topics on which Professor Terry has worked and consolidates for each topic, her relevant law review articles, presentation slides, essays, and e-resources. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT ALYSSA BOOB FILE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON EFFECTIVENESS OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURES WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

May 2024 — Professor Samantha J. Prince, joined by a member of her research team, Alyssa Boob ’25, authored a public comment responding to the Department of Treasury’s, Department of Labor’s and the PBGC’s request for information to improve the effectiveness of existing reporting and disclosure requirements for certain Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) governed and Internal Revenue Code qualified plans. Full story

Emily Spottswood PROFESSOR EMILY SPOTTSWOOD’S ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BY TULANE LAW REVIEW

May 2024 — Professor Emily Spottswood’s article, “Victims as Fact-Finders,” was accepted for publication in Volume 99 of the Tulane Law Review. Full story

Katherine C. Pearson PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR KATHERINE C. PEARSON RECEIVES FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2024-2025

May 2024 — Katherine C. Pearson, Professor of Law and the Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar at Penn State Dickinson Law, has received a Fulbright Canada Scholar Program award. Professor Pearson will serve as the 2024-2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. Full story

Megan Riesmeyer PROFESSOR MEGAN RIESMEYER’S ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN GONZAGA LAW REVIEW

May 2024 — Professor Megan Riesmeyer’s article, “The Dark Side of Technological Advances: How Technology has Enabled Domestic Violence and the Contributing Role of the First Amendment,” was recently published in Gonzaga Law Review. Full story

Lucy Johnston-Walsh PROFESSOR LUCY JOHNSTON-WALSH’S ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BY OREGON LAW REVIEW

May 2024 — Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh’s article, “College for Free — but at What Cost?” was accepted for publication in Volume 103 of the Oregon Law Review. Full story

Laurel Terry PROFESSOR EMERITA LAUREL TERRY ATTENDS PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY CONFERENCE

May 2024 — Professor Emerita Laurel Terry recently attended the “Workshop on Professional Identity Formation in the Professional Responsibility Course” held at St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Although “Professional Identity” has been an important topic for many years, it is receiving more attention lately because of changes to ABA Standard 303(b)(3). This section of the ABA Standards for Approval of Law Schools was added in February 2022 and requires ABA-accredited law schools to “provide substantial opportunities to students for…the development of a professional identity.” Full story