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.

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

February 18, 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

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

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

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