Meet a Few of Our Alumni

Trickett Hall

Your degree carries national and international recognition. As a graduate of Penn State's Dickinson Law, you'll become part of a loyal alumni network of distinguished lawyers, statespersons, business leaders, innovators, and advocates.

Maren Miller Bam '13
Maren Miller Bam '13

Salus Law PLLC
Seattle, WA

The opportunity to learn in an environment surrounded by passionate and intelligent faculty who shared a commitment to community service was wonderful. And helping to draft an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States played an important role in my development as an attorney.

Angela N. Velez '11
Angela Velez '11

Director and Associate General Counsel
Legg Mason & Co., LLC
New York, NY 

My law school clinic taught me how to efficiently maintain a caseload. This experience has been invaluable to my legal career, elevating my level of organization and honing my time management skills.

Bhavana Boggs '91
Bhvana Boggs '91

Vice President and General Counsel
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
Washington, D.C.

Dickinson Law provided me with an excellent legal education taught by a talented, supportive, and engaged faculty. My education prepared me well for law firm practice as well as working in-house for a global company.

Gov. Tom Ridge '72
Gov. Tom Ridge '72

CEO, Ridge Global, LLC
First Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Former Governor of Pennsylvania

What's unique about the Dickinson Law experience is the way they blend traditional learning with practical experience. Students have the benefit not only of accomplished professors but also practicing attorneys. It's a proven model for a world-class, 21st century legal education.

Christina Bonne-Anee '10
Christina Bonne-Anee '10

Administrative Law Judge
Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance
New York, NY

At Penn State's Dickinson Law, I learned the importance of professional integrity, diligence, and hard work from a faculty that was fully vested in my professional development. When I graduated, I was armed with the skills necessary to succeed in the legal profession.

Merri Jo Gillette '82
Merri Jo Gillette '82

Deputy General Counsel 
Edward Jones
St. Louis, MO

The single most valuable experience that translated into later career success was the opportunity to compete as a member of Dickinson Law's National Appellate Moot Court team. Faculty members, local practitioners, and judges dedicated countless hours to help us hone our advocacy skills and prepare for the competition.

Noland Cheung '93
Noland Cheung '93

Head of Intellectual Property Practice
Cohen & Grigsby, P.C.
Pittsburgh, PA

As an engineer, I was trained to analyze and solve problems from a technical perspective. At Dickinson Law, I learned effective communication and negotiation skills and how to analyze issues from different perspectives. These tools have been instrumental in my practice of law and as a board member at the Carnegie Science Center.