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.

Katherine Pearson DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR PEARSON DISCUSSES CHALLENGES TO CONSERVATORSHIPS FOR NEXT AVENUE NEWS ARTICLE 

July 2021 — Professor Katherine Pearson was recently interviewed for a news article titled “How to Fix Conservatorship in America.” Written by award-winning journalist and author Chris Farrell, the article was featured on Next Avenue, a PBS digital platform that targets America’s booming 50+ population. Full story

Katherine Pearson PROFESSOR PEARSON TO SPEAK AT THE 2021 AALS ANNUAL MEETING

October 2020 — Professor Katherine Pearson will join a panel of experts at the 2021 AALS Annual Meeting who will address the topic of Intersectionality, Aging, and the Law. This program is sponsored by the AALS Section on Aging and is co-sponsored by numerous sections. Professor Pearson will address the topic of Pandemic Protections: Where is the Line in Patient Autonomy. Full story

Katherine Pearson EXTREME HOME TAKEOVERS: DEALING WITH THOSE CONCERNED RELATIVES

June 2020 — Professor of Law Katherine Pearson is frequently called upon to share her knowledge of elder law. This summer, Professor Pearson presented virtually at the Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Third Annual Memorial Elder Abuse Symposium, which focused on the legal issues and impact of elder abuse and exploitation. Full story

Katherine Pearson CAPITAL CENTER FOR LAW AND POLICY (CAP)-IMPACT PODCAST FEATURING PROFESSOR OF LAW KATHERINE PEARSON: DATA DRIVEN PRACTICES FOR PROTECTING OLDER ADULTS

September 2019 — Recently I had the enjoyable experience of being interviewed by Jon Wainwright, project manager for the Capital Center for Law and Policy at McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. is podcast project, CAP-Impact, is a well-developed resource to foster nonpartisan understanding of law and policy, offering a wide array of discussion topics, ranging from the role of lobbyists to science-based support for law reform. Full story