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.

Jeffrey A. Dodge DEAN DODGE ELECTED TO SERVE IN AALS LEADERSHIP ROLE; MODERATED PROGRAMS AT ANNUAL MEETING

January 2023 — At the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Services, Assistant Professor of Law and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, was elected to serve as the chair of the Student Services Section. Over the past few years Dean Dodge served as vice chair and chair-elect of the section. Full story

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

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

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

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

Jeffrey Dodge DEAN DODGE SELECTED TO JOIN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY FOR THE STUDY OF THE JURISPRUDENCE OF THE FAMILY

October 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, was recently selected for membership in the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family (IASJF). IASJF membership requires an application sponsored by a current member and the approval of two-thirds of the members. The composition of IASJF represents the broad diversity of global scholars focused on the jurisprudence of the family. Full story

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE ESSAY ACCEPTED FOR NEW BOOK ON SUPPORTING FIRST-GENERATION LAW STUDENTS

September 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, had his essay proposal, “Supporting First Generation Intersectional Identities by Creating Space for the LGBTQIA+ Community” accepted for publication with Carolina Academic Press in the book titled, “Fostering First Generation Success and Inclusion: A Guide for Law Schools.” Full story 

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE PRESENTS AT ANNUAL SEALS CONFERENCE

 August 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference.  His presentation, titled The Unfilled Promise of Obergefell for Children of Same-Sex Parents: Advancing Federal Nondiscrimination Laws for Familial Association, proposes amendments to the Equality Act to protect children in LGBTQIA+ headed households. Full story

Dean Dodge DEAN DODGE APPOINTED CHAIR-ELECT OF AALS STUDENT SERVICES SECTION

July 2021 — Jeffrey A. Dodge, Associate Dean for Academic & Student Services, Assistant Professor, and Joseph H. Goldstein Faculty Scholar, was recently appointed to serve as chair-elect of Association of American Law Schools Student Services Section.  Dean Dodge was serving as vice chair of the Section and was selected by the executive committee to serve in the new role for the remainder of 2021. Full story 

Associate Deans Jeffrey A. Dodge and Bekah Saidman-Krauss ASSOCIATE DEANS DODGE AND SAIDMAN-KRAUSS SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKERS AT PENN STATE’S LEAD THE PRIDE

November 2020 — On November 7, 2020, Associate Deans Jeffrey A. Dodge and Bekah Saidman-Krauss served as the keynote speakers at Penn State’s Lead the Pride. Their keynote address was titled “Leadership and the First Amendment: Making Your Voice Heard.”  Their remarks introduced attendees to the legal framework of the First Amendment and its application to college campuses, events, and leadership. full story