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.

Fastcase 50 PROFESSOR EVANS NAMED FASTCASE 50 2021 AWARD RECIPIENT

July 2021 — Each year the Fastcase 50 award honors a diverse group of lawyers, legal technologists, policymakers, judges, law librarians, bar association executives, and people from all walks of life. In many cases, honorees are well known, but in many others, the award recognizes people who have made important, but unheralded contributions. This year, Professor Tonya M. Evans was named to this esteemed list for her work at the intersections of technology, innovation, law and economic justice. Full story

Speaking engagement PROFESSOR EVANS DELIVERS EXPERT TESTIMONY BEFORE THE PA HOUSE DEMOCRATIC POLICY COMMITTEE

July 2021 — Professor Tonya M. Evans testified in a virtual hearing on July 19 in the House Democratic Caucus Room, 4th Floor Main Capitol Building, Harrisburg, PA. The power and promise of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and economic empowerment were explored in an effort to help legislators prepare Pennsylvanians for a digital future. Full story

Tonya M. Evans PROFESSOR EVANS LEADS INFORMATION SESSION FOR BIPARTISAN SENATE INNOVATION CAUCUS

July 2021 — Professor Tonya M. Evans accepted an invitation from Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Lummis (R-WY) and Senator Sinema (D-AZ) to provide an overview of current blockchain and crypto asset use case benefits, drawbacks, and policy considerations to Senators and staff.

Tonya M. Evans PROFESSOR EVANS PARTICIPATES IN TWO-DAY BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT SESSION WITH THE U.S. GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

July 2021 — Professor Tonya M. Evans provides expert commentary and insight on a range of issues from cryptocurrencies, including stablecoins, to decentralized finance and economic empowerment in black and brown communities. Full story

Tonya M. Evans VISITING FULL PROFESSOR OF LAW TONYA EVANS DISCUSSES BLOCKCHAIN, CRYPTO, AND THE LAW

October 2020 — Visiting Professor of Law Tonya Evans recently presented “What Every Lawyer Needs to Know About Blockchain, Crypto, and the Law” as part of Dickinson Law’s Distance Learning Program. Watch the program

Tonya M. Evans GLOBAL LEADERS SERIES WITH PROFESSOR TONYA EVANS

October 2020 — Visiting Professor of Law Tonya Evans shared her knowledge of blockchain in both higher education and the legal and regulatory spheres with Global Blockchain Business Council COO Mercina Tillemann during a recent episode of GBBO and Global Digital Finance’s Global Leaders Town Hall Series. Watch the full episode