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.

Sarah Williams PROFESSOR WILLIAMS INVITED TO PRESENT RESEARCH AT WHARTON’S UPCOMING FINANCIAL REGULATION CONFERENCE

March 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 Wharton Financial Regulation Conference to be held on April 1, 2022. This article represents the second installment in a series by Professor Williams regarding the regulation of accountants responsible for auditing companies publicly traded in the United States. Full story

Tonya M. Evans PROFESSOR TONYA M. EVANS ANNOUNCES FORTHCOMING ARTICLES RELATED TO INTERDISCIPLINARY WORK

March 2022 — Professor Tonya M. Evans has announced two forthcoming articles related to her interdisciplinary work: “The Genesis of Creative Justice: Disintermediating Creativity,” 26 LEWIS & CLARK LAW REVIEW 3 (2022) and “De-Gentrified Black Genius: Blockchain, Copyright & the Disintermediation of Creativity,” 49 PEPPERDINE L. REV. 101 (2022). Full story

Tonya M. Evans PROFESSOR TONYA M. EVANS RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS CO-HIRE APPOINTMENT

March 2022 — Professor Tonya M. Evans has received a prestigious five-year co-hire appointment by the Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences commencing on July 1, 2022. Full story

Sara Gerke PROFESSOR SARA GERKE CO-AUTHORS A NEW PIECE IN PLOS DIGITAL HEALTH

February 2022 — Professor Sara Gerke co-authors a new piece in PLOS Digital Health about questions of explainability for AI-based clinical decision support systems. Full story

Medha Makhlouf PROFESSOR MAKHLOUF ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS

February 2022 — At a recent meeting of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) Board of Directors, Professor Medha D. Makhlouf was elected to join the organization’s Board of Directors. Full story

Sara Gerke PROFESSOR SARA GERKE CO-AUTHORS A NEW ARTICLE IN THE JOURNAL OF LAW, MEDICINE & ETHICS

February 2022 — Professor Sara Gerke co-authors a new article in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics about the safety and reliability concerns of AI-based applications in the health care system, especially for minorities and other disadvantaged groups. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE IS AWARDED GRANT TO CREATE OPEN-SOURCE COURSE MATERIALS FOR HER ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAW: OPERATIONAL ISSUES COURSE

February 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince has been awarded a grant from the Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology Innovation and University Libraries to undertake an Affordable Course Transformation for her Entrepreneurship Law: Operational Issues course. Full story

Amy Gaudion PROFESSOR GAUDION’S STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN JOINT CYBERSPACE EXERCISE WITH THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE

February 2022 — Professor Amy Gaudion’s students recently participated in the 2022 Joint Cyberspace Law & Policy Simulation, an annual collaboration between Penn State Dickinson Law and the U.S. Army War College. In this simulation, now in its fifth year, teams of Dickinson Law and U.S. Army War College students work on interdisciplinary teams to resolve an international cyberspace dispute. Full story

Laurel S. Terry PROFESSOR EMERITA TERRY PROVIDES COMMENTS TO ABA ON PROPOSED AML RULE

February 2022 — Professor Laurel S. Terry, who is the H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law and Professor of Law Emerita, recently provided oral and written comments to the American Bar Association regarding a proposed new ethics rule.  Her comments addressed a Dec. 15, 2021 ABA Discussion Draft that proposed adding anti-money laundering [AML] due diligence language to the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.  Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY TO SPEAK AT J. SHERWOOD McGINNIS, JR. WAR, PEACE AND JUSTICE SYMPOSIUM

February 2022 — Danielle M. Conway, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law, will participate in a panel discussion on “Transforming Conflict: Rethinking War, Peace, and Justice” as part of the J. Sherwood McGinnis Jr. War, Peace and Justice Symposium. The program will be held on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 7 p.m. in the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, Dickinson College, Carlisle and is free and open to the public. This discussion is part of the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues, an ongoing panel discussion series hosted by Dickinson College. Read more