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.

Logo DICKINSON LAW SCHOLARS PRESENT AT 2022 AALS ANNUAL MEETING

January 2022 — The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) held their 2022 Annual Meeting on Freedom, Equality, and the Common Good from January 5-9. This virtual event provided participants with an opportunity to discuss how our legal system should deal with the realities of a post-pandemic world and explored how crafting a common understanding of what freedom means in a democratic society can be very complicated, particularly in the face of a crisis. Read more

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE RECEIVES COMMENDATION FOR COMPLETING ACT@PSU

January 2022 — Professor Samantha J. Prince has received commendation from Penn State University for creating free open-source materials for her Entrepreneurship Law: Company Creation course through a grant received from the Affordable Course Transformation at Penn State (ACT@PSU ) program. Full story

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF ELECTED SECRETARY OF THE AALS SECTION ON LAW, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH CARE

January 2022 — At the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), it was announced that Professor Medha D. Makhlouf had won the election for Secretary of the Association’s Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care. Full story

Legal education in a Post-COVID World LEGAL EDUCATION IN A POST-COVID WORLD

January 7, 2021 — On Friday, January 21, Penn State Dickinson Law and Willamette University College of Law will be co-hosting a virtual presentation titled “Legal Education in a Post-COVID World.” The event will run from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. ET and is free to all students, staff, and faculty. Full story

Jeffrey A. Dodge DEAN DODGE SERVES ON KEYNOTE PANEL

December 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, recently served on the keynote panel for the annual gathering of Penn State’s Coalition on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (CoDEI). Full story

Titichia Jackson PROFESSOR JACKSON APPOINTED TO AALS SECTION ON ACADEMIC SUPPORT

December 2021 — Titichia Mitchell Jackson, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Academic Success and Bar Passage, has been appointed Treasurer of the Association of Amercian Law Schools (AALS) Section on Academic Support. Full story

Jeffrey A. Dodge DEAN DODGE ESSAY ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

December 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, had his essay proposal, “Teaching Family Law Through the Lens of Minoritized Identities” accepted for publication with Carolina Academic Press in the book titled, “Integrating Doctrine & Diversity: Inclusion and Equity Beyond the First Year.” Full story

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF SELECTED AS AAMC CHARGE VIRTUAL COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR

December 2021 — Professor Medha D. Makhlouf was recently selected as one of three inaugural Virtual Community Ambassadors for the Collaborative for Health Equity: Act, Research, Generate Evidence (CHARGE) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this role, Professor Makhlouf will be responsible for co-facilitating discussions, events, and collaborations in the AAMC CHARGE virtual community. Full story

Presentation PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF PRESENTS ON IMMIGRANT ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AT PENN LAW

December 2021 — Professor Medha Makhlouf gave a talk on the law and policy of immigrant access to health care, at the invitation of a coalition of student organizations at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. The presentation focused on the impact of immigration status on health, as well as the laws, policies, and systemic structures that shape immigrant access to health care. Full story

Jeffrey A. Dodge DEAN DODGE INTERVIEWED ON PODCAST ABOUT LGBTQ+ ADOPTION

December 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, was recently interviewed by Megan McCaleb for her podcast “I Hardly Know Her.”  The episode was a wrap up for her National Adoption Month series in November. Full story