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 PROFESSOR EMERITA LAUREL TERRY PARTICIPATES IN IBA RETREAT

June 2022 — Professor Emerita Laurel S. Terry recently participated in the annual retreat of the International Bar Association’s BIC International Trade in Legal Services Committee. The IBA BIC ITILS retreat was held in person in Geneva, Switzerland on June 16, 2022 and by Zoom. The Retreat took place during the World Trade Organization’s 12th Ministerial Meeting. Read more

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE’S TWO OPEN-SOURCE ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAW COURSE BOOKS ADDED TO MERLOT REPOSITORY

June 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince has authored open-source course books for her Entrepreneurship Law: Company Creation and Entrepreneurship Law: Operational Issues courses. Both books have recently been added to Merlot, a repository that provides access to open-source online learning materials. Read more

Sara Gerke TEAM INCLUDING DICKINSON LAW PROF. SARA GERKE RECEIVES €6 MILLION EU GRANT TO RESEARCH AI AND CANCER SURGERY

June 2022 — Once designated to the realm of science fiction, artificial intelligence (AI) has become an increasing reality in everyday life. Early applications on website messenger platforms and video games have given way to more impactful opportunities, such as AI-assisted surgery, and the potential upsides could save lives. Read more

Sabrina Sondhi PROFESSOR SONDHI SPEAKS AT CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES CONFERENCE

June 2022 — Professor Sabrina Sondhi was invited to speak at the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit (CALL/ACBD) 2022 Conference held virtually May 30 through June 3. Along with Kim Nayyer, the current President of CALL/ACBD, she spoke on a panel titled “Innovative Ways for Academic Librarians to Demonstrate Value.” Full story

Sarah Williams PROFESSOR WILLIAMS APPOINTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE LONG-TERM STOCK EXCHANGE

June 2022 — On May 24, 2022, Professor Sarah J. Williams was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Long-Term Stock Exchange (“LTSE”). Full story

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF PRESENTS AT ANNUAL HEALTH LAW PROFESSORS CONFERENCE

June 2022 — Professor Medha D. Makhlouf traveled to the 45th Annual Health Law Professors Conference, which took place from June 1-3, 2022, at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law of Arizona State University. There, she attended her first meeting as a Board Member of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME); facilitated discussion at the Jay Healey Teaching Session; and participated in a panel discussion focused on public health scholarship and curriculum. Full story

Conference PROFESSOR EMERITA TERRY SPEAKS AT THE ABA’S ANNUAL LEGAL ETHICS CONFERENCE

June 2022 — Professor Emerita Laurel S. Terry recently spoke at the 47th ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility sponsored by the ABA Center on Professional Responsibility. She moderated a panel entitled, Exploring New Models of Legal Services Regulation: What Makes Sense in Our Changing World?, and spoke at two additional events. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE’S ARTICLE FEATURED ON THE WORKPLACE PROF BLOG

May 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince’s article, “The Shoe Is about to Drop for the Platform Economy: Understanding the Current Worker Classification Landscape in Preparation for a Changed World,” was featured on the Workplace Prof Blog on May 18, 2022. Read more

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF LEADS WORKSHOP AT ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON CLINICAL LEGAL EDUCATION

May 2022 — Professor Medha D. Makhlouf facilitated a workshop she organized at the annual Conference on Clinical Legal Education titled “Lessons for Clinicians from The Art of Gathering and Beyond.” The workshop described and modeled strategies for enhancing clinical gatherings of all kinds, including supervision and evaluation sessions, staff meetings, celebrations, and virtual and in-person convenings. It was inspired by the book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, by Priya Parker. Full story

Sarah Williams PROFESSOR WILLIAMS TO PRESENT HER LEGAL RESEARCH AT THE 2022 NATIONAL BUSINESS LAW SCHOLARS CONFERENCE

May 2022 — Professor Sarah Williams has accepted an invitation to present her work-in-progress, Regulatory Personhood: The Elixir For Auditor Oversight Redundancy Between the SEC and the PCAOB, at the 2022 National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) to be held June 16 and 17 at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. This annual conference draws legal scholars from across the U.S. and around the world. Read more