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.

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 

Jeffrey Dodge THE IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW SCHOOLS

January 2020 — In early January each year, law professors and administrators from around the country gather to discuss current legal issues, engage as a community, and learn from each other to advance our teaching and scholarship. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting attracts hundreds, maybe even thousands, of attendees each year and is a welcomed way to begin the spring semester. Full story