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.

Unequal Profession logo DEAN CONWAY PARTICIPATED IN A VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM TITLED “UNEQUAL PROFESSION: RACE AND GENDER IN LEGAL ACADEMIA” AT SOUTHWESTERN LAW SCHOOL

October 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway presented on a panel that honored Professor Meera Deo and her recent book titled, “Unequal Profession: Race and Gender in Legal Academia.” The symposium was hosted by Southwestern Law Review at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, CA. Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY CONTRIBUTED IN A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE CALLED “BLACK LAWYERS MATTER”

October 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway participated in a virtual conference co-hosted by LSAC, University of Houston Law Center, and SMU Dedman School of Law, in collaboration with the conference planning committee titled “Black Lawyers Matter.” Full story

Equal Justice Works logo DEAN CONWAY SPEAKS AT EQUAL JUSTICE WORKS “2021 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TRAINING” SESSION ABOUT ANTIRACISM IN THE LEGAL PRACTICE

October 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway delivered a keynote discussion at the “2021 Leadership Development Training” sponsored by the Equal Justice Works in Washington, D.C.

Critical Race logo DEAN CONWAY SPEAKS AT SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW ABOUT CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND THE LAW

October 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway spoke on a panel, “Perspectives on Critical Race Theory,” at the 2021 Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture for the Saint Louis University Law Journal Symposium titled, “Critical Race Theory and the Law.” Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY PARTICIPATED IN A VIRTUAL WORKSHOP SERIES ON FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

October 2021 — Dean Danielle Conway participated in a virtual workshop series hosted by Texas A&M University School of Law titled, “Best Practices for Enhancing Diversity in the Appointments Process.” Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY PARTICIPATES IN PODCAST ABOUT BLACK WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE

May 2021 — The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape recently hosted Dean Danielle Conway on its podcast that focused on the role of Black women in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. This PA Centered podcast was part of PCAR’s History You Should Know mini-series, which celebrates and highlights stories of people who advanced the anti-sexual violence movement, particularly Black women. Full story

Conway, Gaudion, Saidman-Krauss, Groome DEAN CONWAY AND MULTIPLE FACULTY TO PARTICIPATE IN RUTGERS LAW ANTIRACISM SYMPOSIUM AS PART OF DICKINSON LAW’S COMMITMENT TO FIGHTING SYSTEMIC RACISM

March 2021 — Deans Danielle M. Conway, Amy Gaudion, and Bekah Saidman-Krauss, and Professor Dermot Groome will participate in Rutgers Law School’s April 2021 Race and the Law Review Symposium entitled Building an Anti-Racist Curriculum and Law School. Their remarks and multiple law review articles explain how Dickinson Law’s faculty is operationalizing its unanimous resolution to develop an antiracist curriculum. Full story

Danielle M. Conway IMPORTANT UNIVERSITY REPORT DEAN CONWAY CO-AUTHORED IS RELEASED FOR COMMENT

December 2020 — Danielle M. Conway, who is the Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law, serves as Co-Chair of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias, and Community Safety. On December 3, 2020, the University released for public comment the report prepared by this Presidential Commission. Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY’S $125,000 SCHOLARSHIP GIFT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE OTHER LAW DEANS

November 2020 — Dean Danielle M. Conway’s $125,000 gift to the Dickinson Law Future Fund not only helps law students at Penn State Dickinson Law, but it has indirectly helped law students at other schools as well. Dean Conway’s gift has been cited as the inspiration for other five-figure gifts by U.S. law school deans. Full story

Danielle M. Conway DEAN CONWAY ACCEPTS CLEO EDGE AWARD ON BEHALF OF DICKINSON LAW

November 2020 — Dean Danielle M. Conway recently accepted, on behalf of Penn State Dickinson Law, the coveted Council on Legal Education Opportunity Inc. (CLEO) EDGE Award. The EDGE Award recognizes the recipient’s significant commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in legal education. Full story