Make Things Right

At its essence, the lawyering profession is one that seeks the truth in every situation, works to restore equality, and strives to make people and organizations whole again. Explore our J.D. Program—from our 1L curriculum that will introduce you to both lawyering skills and extralegal competencies to our upper-level curriculum that begins to shape your career with a concentrated focus on your chosen areas of legal practice.

 

The Dickinson Law Difference

Learning the law isn’t only about leading a lucrative career, it’s about justice. It’s about giving a voice to others. Your Dickinson Law experience will help you see issues from the client’s perspective and tackle challenges with empathy and intelligence. Because as a 21st-century lawyer, it’s your responsibility to bring the world together along the fault lines of change. If that’s a responsibility you hold close to your heart, Dickinson Law is where you belong. 

A J.D. structured around experience.

FIRST YEAR
The Dickinson Law curriculum is curated to maximize experiential learning and stay true to our mission of preparing lawyers who are skilled communicators and ready for any challenge. Our emphasis on problem-solving and working with clients right away positions you to practice greatness from day one. Your first-year required courses include:

  • Civil Procedure (4 credits)
  • Constitutional Law (3 credits)
  • Contracts (4 credits)
  • Criminal Law (3 credits)
  • Legal Argument and Factual Persuasion (3 credits)
  • Practicing Law in a Global World: Contexts and Competencies (2 credits)
  • Problem Solving I: The Lawyer and Client (2 credits)
  • Problem Solving II: The Lawyer As Writer (3 credits)
  • Property (4 credits)
  • Torts (4 credits)

SECOND AND THIRD YEARS
Start defining your path. Your second and third years at Dickinson Law are distinguished by “The Lawyer As...” electives you choose and the experiential learning opportunities you pursue. Required upper-level courses are:

  • Problem Solving III: The Lawyer As Persuader (2 credits)
  • Professional Responsibility (3 credits)
  • One writing course designated as a seminar 

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
You’ll practice law in a real-world setting in one of the following capacities:

  • as a certified legal intern in our in-house clinics;
  • as an intern with a government agency, federal or state prosecutor or public defender’s office, or nonprofit entity; or
  • by full immersion in a legal setting in our New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Texas, The Hague, Netherlands or Harrisburg semester-in-practice program.

Students must earn at least 6 of the required 12 credits through the above means. The remaining experiential learning credits may be earned in our designated experiential learning courses.

Where you belong.

Our close-knit community means you’ll collaborate at every turn, lifting one another up to be better practitioners of the law. Your classmates come from all over the country and range in age from 20 to 64. Over one-fifth of the incoming class of 2018 identifies as a person of color, and 10.53 percent are members of the LGBTQ community. And they represent many impressive undergraduate programs, including Auburn University, Spelman University, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Yale University, and more.

You’ll bond with them outside the classroom through any number of our extracurricular groups and activities, like yoga, intramural sports, and affinity groups.

COME TOGETHER IN CARLISLE.
Dickinson Law is located in the best-of-both-worlds town of Carlisle. Serene and picturesque so you can focus on the demands of your legal education, or take a break at our year-round Farmers Market or on a nearby 46-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail. When you need to put your skills to the test, we’re close to major business and legal hubs in Harrisburg, Hershey, Washington D.C., Baltimore, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Law Lion Ambassadors

Giovanna Brackbill ’20

Giovanna Brackbill ’20

Lancaster, PA

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Public Interest and International Law

Undergraduate Study: 
Lebanon Valley College

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Bethesda Mission Legal Clinic, Health Law & Policy Society, Latinx Law Student Association, Public Interest Law Fund, Women's Law Caucus

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
The alumni are very willing to mentor students. Be sure to attend networking events and connect with these amazing individuals. Additionally, I really appreciate all of the time and effort that the professors put into designing the curriculum to prepare us for life after law school.

Why Dickinson Law?:
The school impressed me from the first moment I stepped foot on campus. It almost seemed too good to be true. But sure enough, the people really ARE this friendly, the class sizes are intimate, and the town of Carlisle is centrally located in Pennsylvania, so I am close to my hometown but also within a reasonable distance of Harrisburg and Philadelphia.

Nick Cherry '21

Nick Cherry '21

DuBois, PA

Legal Areas of Interest:
Business Law, In-House Counsel

Undergraduate Study:
University of Pittsburgh

Campus and Community Involvement:
I was a member of Dickinson Law’s softball team at the University of Virginia Law softball tournament. This year, I plan to join the Business Law Society as well as the newly formed Sports and Entertainment Law Society.

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
As cliché as it sounds, I really enjoy the whole community. The entire faculty and student body are more than willing to help you grow as a lawyer and as a person. Additionally, the alumni are very involved and always willing to help a fellow Dickinson Law student. Obviously, I have no experience at other law schools, but the way Dickinson Law operates seems unique in the best way. The sense of community within Dickinson Law is one that is not only stressed in words, but also in practice.

Why Dickinson Law?:
Dickinson Law checked just about every box on my list for law school. It was also a school that, despite no firsthand experience, I knew many of its alumni, and each one of them spoke highly of the school, their education, and about Carlisle as a whole. Once I was able to hear unfiltered opinions of the Law School, which were overwhelmingly positive, I was sold.

Tony Ciarlante '21

Tony Ciarlante '21

Shippensburg, PA

Legal Area of Interest:
Criminal Law

Undergraduate Study:
Shippensburg University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Federalist Society, Christian Law Community at Dickinson Law

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I really enjoy the small class sizes. I know everyone in my class and almost everyone in the Law School. Professors are very one-on-one, which allows for an individualized experience.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I was born and raised in the Shippensburg area, and wanted to be close to home.

Caitlin Cooke '21

Caitlin Cooke '21

Midlothian, VA

Legal Area of Interest:
Public Interest

Undergraduate Study:
Virginia Commonwealth University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Women’s Law Caucus, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Public Interest Law Fund

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
As a smaller school, you really get to know your fellow classmates and professors. Since many of us are moving far from home to attend school, it’s easy to find a chosen family at Dickinson Law that makes home not feel so far away.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I enjoyed the small town charm of Carlisle and liked how supported all the students felt when visiting.

Lucia Cuenca '20

Lucia Cuenca '20

Maspeth, NY

Legal Areas of Interest:
Public Interest, Immigration Law, Human Rights

Undergraduate Study:
Manhattan College

Campus and Community Involvement:
Student Bar Association Honor Code Committee Chair, Public Interest Law Fund Event Coordinator, Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties Board Member, Research Assistant, Phi Alpha Delta, Moot Court

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy the tight-knit community at Dickinson Law. Law school is a wonderful opportunity but equally intimidating. It is nice to go to a law school where you feel that everyone is looking out for your best interests and development. During my time at Dickinson Law, I have gotten to know classmates and faculty well, which I appreciate, as it allows the law school experience to be as candid and enjoyable as possible.

Why Dickinson Law?:
Many great things drew me to Dickinson Law, but I think I was most impressed by the welcoming atmosphere and the community feeling. I felt like professors were genuinely interested in the students and contributing to their success, and that the students were just as interested and helpful to their peers.

Tony DeAgostino '21

Tony DeAgostino '21

Petoskey, MI

Legal Areas of Interest:
Criminal, Civil and Administrative Litigation

Undergraduate Study:
Western Michigan University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Intramural sports, Criminal Law Society.

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy the class size and tight-knit feeling. It creates a sense of healthy competition, yet it is not overly competitive. Everyone is willing to help one another both inside and outside the academic realm.

Why Dickinson Law?:
After I visited Dickinson Law I fell in love with it. Being practice-ready upon graduation and being involved in the community is something I want out of my law school experience.

Berk Demiral '20

Berk Varim Demiral ’20

Vancouver, BC

Legal Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law and Public Interest Law

Undergraduate Study:
University of British Columbia

Campus and Community Involvement:
Medical-Legal Colloquium; Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) Law Fraternity, marshal; trial competitions, including the 1L mock trial competition, which improved my ability to work in a team and represent a side that I was not entirely comfortable representing (prosecution).

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy the fact that everyone here has a good heart. Of course, we are competitive and we like to study hard, but we are nice to each other. I was utterly unfamiliar with the legal environment and finding my place in it was a stressful experience. I would not have been able to complete my first year if I did not have caring, understanding, and helpful faculty members and students around me.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
I did not have enough money to attend law school. The financial aid was a significant factor in me coming here. However, I was leaving everything behind in Canada and needed to feel that wherever I chose, I would not feel lost and alone. The faculty members and admissions team showed me that they cared about each and every student no matter their grade, background, and place of origin.

Casey Dennis '21

Casey Dennis '21

Odessa, TX

Legal Areas of Interest:
Sports and Entertainment Law

Undergraduate Study:
Texas Tech University

Campus and Community Involvement:

Student Bar Association 2L Representative, Women's Law Caucus Activities Chair, Marketing and Communications Student Employee

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I have really enjoyed getting to be a part of the community at Dickinson Law. We have so many great professors and brilliant students; it makes every day an interesting and illuminating experience.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose Dickinson Law because it felt like home to me. There are so many factors that go into choosing a law school, but Dickinson Law is the place that I truly felt that I could thrive in.

Chelsea M. Dickert '21

Chelsea M. Dickert '21

Mechanicsburg, PA

Legal Areas of Interest:
Wildlife Protection, Animal Rights, Environmental Law

Undergraduate Study:
The Catholic University of America and Penn State

Campus and Community Involvement:
Animal Legal Defense Fund, Wellness Committee

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The community. My colleagues are so supportive, and we really look out for one another. It helps to have close friends when slogging through the difficulties of law school.

Why Dickinson Law?:
As someone who is originally from the Central Pennsylvania area, I knew that I wanted to attend Dickinson Law because of its outstanding reputation, the alumni network, and the proximity to many major cities.

Robert Gavin ’20

Robert Gavin ’20

Middletown, NY

Legal Areas of Interest:
Juvenile Rights, Criminal Law, Family Law, Education Law, Civil Rights

Undergraduate Study:
Hofstra University, University of Hartford

Campus and Community Involvement:
Black Law Students Association, Criminal Law Society, International Law Society, OutLaw

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy the feeling of community at Dickinson Law. I appreciate the variety of experiences and backgrounds of my classmates, as this diversity enriches my legal education. Dickinson Law allows us to share our background and experience in safe and authentic ways, and because of that, we really learn from each other.

Why Dickinson Law?:
Dickinson Law worked very hard to help meet my financial goals for attending law school. I knew that I wanted the best education at the best price, and Dickinson Law checked both boxes.

Zachary Gihorski '20

Zachary Gihorski '20

Liverpool, PA

Undergraduate Study: 
Delaware Valley University

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Environmental Justice Society, board member

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
The relationships. I grew up in a small, rural community, and went to a small undergraduate school. I have never been part of a more inspiring, diverse, accomplished, and genuinely engaged group of leaders in my life.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
Dickinson Law was not even on my “list.” I was certain I was going to go to a law school that had deeper agricultural ties. I applied because it was close to where I was living at the time, and I had relationships with some alumni who I greatly respected. Four days after I applied, I received a phone call from a faculty member and he spoke with me for over an hour. That is when I knew this was the right choice.

Alana Goycochea '20

Alana Goycochea '20

Austin, TX

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Energy Law

Undergraduate Study: 
University of California, San Diego

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Criminal Law Society, Environmental Justice Law Society, Women’s Law Caucus

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
I really enjoy all of the available extracurricular activities. They allow me to connect with the Dickinson Law community.

Why Dickinson Law?:
As someone who is originally from the Central Pennsylvania area, I knew that I wanted to attend Dickinson Law because of its outstanding reputation, the alumni network, and the proximity to many major cities.

Allison Grady '20

Allison Grady '20

South Amboy, NJ

Legal Areas of Interest:
Family Law, Elder Law

Undergraduate Study:
Rowan University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Phi Alpha Delta, Student Bar Association representative, work in the library and for Westlaw, volunteer for the Bethesda Mission Legal Aid Clinic

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I like that our Law School has a small, tight-knit community while still having many opportunities available nearby in Harrisburg. It makes you feel like you’re at home when you’re away, and I never feel like I have to worry about finding a job because of the opportunities available near us.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose Dickinson Law because I liked that professors knew us by name before we got here and that the faculty and staff were available to answer any of our questions. I knew I would perform best in a small classroom and at a school where I am able and comfortable to ask anyone for help when needed.

Danny Grace Gray

Danny Grace Gray '21

Bella Vista, AR

Legal Area of Interest:
Criminal Defense

Undergraduate Study:
Warner Pacific University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Criminal Law Society, Constitution Law Society, Women’s Law Caucus

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
Everyone cares at Dickinson Law. Everyone. From the Dean and the Café staff members to your classmates—they know you, they want you to succeed, and they go out of their way to make sure you know they care.

Why Dickinson Law?:
Dickinson Law was my top school on the spreadsheet I created when deciding where to attend. I considered bar pass rate, employment rate, cost to attend combined with scholarship opportunities, cost of living, and an outstanding legal education. I absolutely made the right choice.

Ashley Javitz

Ashley Javitz '20

Dickson City, PA

Legal Areas of Interest:
Intellectual Property Law

Undergraduate Study:
University of Scranton

Campus and Community Involvement:
Intellectual Property Society

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
Definitely the welcoming atmosphere! When I transferred to Dickinson Law, I remember experiencing a wave of different emotions. I was excited to start a new adventure, but I also was very nervous because I had to navigate a new school and town while at the same time meet new students and professors.

During this transition, the faculty and staff were especially helpful. Many of them took the opportunity to reach out to me to connect both professionally and personally. Their actions showed me how much they care about the success of their students. Beyond orientation and my first few days on campus, these same faculty members and staff have continued to be as accessible and as supportive as when I first met them.

Why Dickinson Law?:
When deciding where to attend law school, I knew I wanted a place not only where I felt at home, but also one that made me proud to have attended. As a third-year student, I know that I made the right choice.

Ashli Lyric Jones '21

Ashli Lyric Jones '21

Farmingdale, NY

Legal Areas of Interest:
Sports and Entertainment Law, Intellectual Property

Undergraduate Study:
Spelman College

Campus and Community Involvement:
President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, Mentorship Chair for the Women’s Law Caucus, Mentorship Chair for the Black Law Students Association, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy Dickinson Law because it is a close-knit community. I know that I can ask my classmates or any other person at Dickinson Law for help, and they are willing to do so with no hesitation. I also enjoy the fact that all of the students that attend Dickinson Law provide a different outlook on life. I believe we all benefit from a diversified classroom by being able to hear the thoughts and opinions of our peers who come from so many different places.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose Dickinson Law because of the close-knit community that reminded me of home. All of the professors and alumni are well-accomplished and personable, which is exactly what I was looking for in a law school. To be completely honest, I wasn’t exactly sure how my transition from a historically black college would be, but I knew I chose the right place when I came to Dickinson Law, unannounced the week after graduation, only told the admissions office my first name, and immediately they knew exactly who I was.

Jonathon Krisko '20

Jonathon Krisko '20

Lawton, PA

Legal Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law, Military Law, Firearms Law

Undergraduate Study:
Widener University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Federalist Society, Military Law Caucus

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The sense of camaraderie and teamwork that permeates the law school. You may have heard about the cut-throat nature of some legal education programs, and I am happy to report that Dickinson Law does not suffer from that defect. While there is a healthy amount of competition that naturally occurs, most people recognize they are here to better themselves, not beat someone else.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose to attend Dickinson Law because of the small class sizes, ideal location, and well-regarded professors. Those features, coupled with the name recognition that comes from being part of Penn State, made Dickinson Law a no-brainer as my top choice.

Michael Kwon '20

Michael Kwon '20

Annandale, VA

Legal Area(s) of Interest:
Intellectual Property, Business Law

Undergraduate Study:
College of William and Mary, University of Pennsylvania

Campus and Community Involvement:
Asian Pacific American Law Student Association, Dickinson Intellectual Property Law Society, Jus Gentium International Law Journal

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The caliber and passion of the professors and fellow classmates. I enjoy interacting with them and learning from them. I love the Dickinson Law culture of genuine respect and concern for one another. The professors and school administrators go out of their way to get to know you and to support you. 

Why Dickinson Law?:
It was an easy decision after attending an open house for admitted students. I thoroughly enjoyed the visit, and I could see that Dickinson Law had the professors, staff, resources, opportunities, and culture for a top-notch legal education. 

McKay Lewis '21

McKay Lewis '21

Spanish Fork, UT

Legal Areas of Interest:
Criminal Law, Immigration Law

Undergraduate Study:
Utah State University

Campus and Community Involvement:
I am involved in both the Latinx Law Student Association and the Criminal Law Society. Both of these student organizations closely align with my professional interests. It is wonderful to interact with other students who share the same interests as you. I am also a member of the Dickinson Law Review.

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
One of the things that I enjoy most about Dickinson Law is the smaller class sizes. This really allows you to get to know your professors. Additionally, it fosters a better learning environment, as each student has more opportunities for individualized instruction.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I chose to attend Dickinson Law after I toured the campus. I instantly fell in love with not only the Law School, but also the town of Carlisle. After learning more, I knew that Dickinson Law offered everything I wanted in a law school and would be able to help me accomplish my professional goals. This, combined with a competitive scholarship package, made Dickinson Law the perfect fit for me.

Samuel (Trey) E. Manning III '20

Samuel (Trey) E. Manning III '20

Harrisburg, PA

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Criminal Law, Public Interest

Undergraduate Study: 
Lebanon Valley College

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Bethesda Mission Expungement Clinic, coordinator; Black Law Student Association, president; Criminal Law Society, treasurer; Public Interest Law Fund, co-event chair

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
I enjoy the intentionally small class sizes. I believe that it has helped me to create more meaningful relationships with the professors and with my peers.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
I chose to attend Dickinson Law because I gained a true sense of support from the faculty and staff. During my visits to Dickinson Law and from the experiences shared with me from past and current students, I felt that the various members of the community really did support each other. In visits to other law schools, I did not feel a similar connection with the school’s desire to help me succeed.

Bianca Nalaschi '20

Bianca Nalaschi '20

Milford, PA

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Public Interest, Criminal Law

Undergraduate Study: 
West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Leading Law Students; Miller Center Pro Bono Advocate; OutLaw; Volunteer Income Tax Assistance; Wellness Committee, co-chair; Women's Law Caucus, vice president

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
What I enjoy most is the support and encouragement of the professors, staff, and alumni. Everyone does their best to guarantee we succeed. Dickinson Law has a highly motivated network of individuals who love to engage with current students. Post-graduation, I will definitely be taking trips back to visit and attend some of the fantastic networking events Dickinson Law hosts.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
I chose Dickinson Law for the small size. I knew I would have the ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with the entire Dickinson Law family.

Stephanie-Rose Orlando '21

Stephanie-Rose Orlando '21

Jackson, NJ

Legal Areas of Interest:
I am interested in a large variety of legal areas right now: estate planning, health law, criminal law to name a few!

Undergraduate Study:
The College of New Jersey

Campus and Community Involvement:
Student Bar Association, Women’s Law Caucus, Animal Legal Defense Fund, LexisNexis (student employee)

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy that the professors are involved in more than just the classroom because it makes me more comfortable asking for help when I need it. I also love the events the Law School hosts because they help build connections between the different classes and the professors.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I really liked the set-up of the town, and its proximity to South Jersey allows me to visit my family some weekends.

Sarah Phillips '20

Sarah Phillips '20

Lambertville, NJ

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Agricultural and Environmental Law, Corporate Law

Undergraduate Study: 
Dickinson College

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Class of 2020 honor code representative, Environmental Justice Law Society

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
I enjoy the community at Dickinson Law. I find it enjoyable to learn in an environment where everyone is there to have a positive learning experience, and that’s what I have found at Dickinson Law. My classmates, the faculty, and the staff are all here to support one another and to make sure that everyone who is part of this community is genuinely happy and successful. Everyone is friendly and helpful, and truly wants to get to know you.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
I decided to come to Dickinson Law because I wanted to experience law school in a small, close-knit community. I liked the hometown feeling of Carlisle, and I knew that at Dickinson Law, I would be part of the supportive network of students, faculty, and staff that make for such a great learning environment.

Brian D. Ragunan ’20

Brian D. Ragunan ’20

Ben Lomond, CA

Legal Areas of Interest: 
Immigration, International Business, National Security

Undergraduate Study: 
Saint Joseph’s University

Campus and Community Involvement: 
Community Outreach Committee, Military Law Caucus

A Dickinson Law Favorite: 
I have really enjoyed getting to know the other students. They are an incredibly diverse and remarkable group. They have succeeded and failed and grown across a wide variety of backgrounds and industries.

Why Dickinson Law?: 
Being a student with a prior career, I knew what I wanted and what had helped me in my professional and personal growth. Dickinson Law checked all of those boxes. I wanted small class sizes so that I could build relationships with classmates and professors. I wanted an education that focused on the day-to-day of professional practice and mastery of craft beyond abstract theory. Most importantly, I wanted to be in an environment driven by values.

Christopher Riley ’20

Christopher Riley ’20

Sacramento, CA

Legal Area(s) of Interest:
Cyber Law, Constitutional Law

Undergraduate Study:
Grand Canyon University

Campus and Community Involvement:
Environmental Justice Law Society, Intellectual Property Club, Intramural Sports

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The community really is incredible. Professors care and want to help you succeed, and the alumni continue to take pride in Dickinson Law and support the school. The small class sizes make it easy to know everyone. There is a great diverse group of students here that help me learn not only about law, but also about life experiences that are new to me since I’m from the west coast.

Why Dickinson Law?:
I wanted to be close to the Washington, D.C. area because of my interest in politics and potential internship opportunities. Dickinson Law is only about a two-hour drive away. I had also been told how important trial advocacy is in law school, and Dickinson Law is one of the best. It also came down to finances. Dickinson Law works hard at making it more affordable through scholarships. I wanted to limit my debt as much as possible.

Erin Seu '21

Erin Seu '21

Jacksonville, FL

Legal Areas of Interest:
Property/Real Estate Law, International Law, Hospitality Law

Undergraduate Study:
University of Florida

Campus and Community Involvement:
Women’s Law Caucus, Student Bar Association, International Programs, Research Assistant

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The close-knit community. I went to one of the biggest universities in the country, so the change of environment was new for me. Everyone is willing to help because we all know each other and are friends with one another.

Why Dickinson Law?:
In addition to the close-knit community, the faculty-student relationship also seemed very personal and intimate. This intimidated me at first because I felt professors would know me by the mistakes I make in class, but it’s not that way at all.

Kristian Villegas '21

Kristian Villegas '21

El Paso, TX

Legal Areas of Interest:
Immigration, Education, Civil Rights, Criminal Law

Undergraduate Study:
University of Texas at El Paso

Campus and Community Involvement:
1L Mock Trial Competition, Latinx Law Student Association, Student Bar Association, Honor Code Representative

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
I enjoy how everyone interacts with each other like a family. Coming from undergrad into law school, I was fearful of how cut-throat other students would have been and how distant the professors were from the stories I was told. At Dickinson Law, I was happily surprised to find a community of students and professors that help each other out and take the time to understand and fix the problems each of us face.

Why Dickinson Law?:
When applying to law schools, my pre-law professor recommended that I research and consider applying to Dickinson Law. I was blown away by what the Law School had to offer. The various programs and the sense of community Dickinson Law expressed through its website and from communicating with the Law School gave me a feeling of comfort and family long before I even visited the campus.

Imani Woodyard '21

Imani Woodyard '21

Harrisburg, PA

Legal Areas of Interest:
Social Justice, Civil Rights, Public Interest, Juvenile Law

Undergraduate Study:
 The University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Campus and Community Involvement:
Vice President of Black Law Students Association, Class Representative on the Diversity and Educational Equity Committee, Women’s Law Caucus, Public Interest Law Fund

A Dickinson Law Favorite:
The strong connection you make with almost everyone who walks in the building: the environment here is welcoming, as the professors and staff make an intentional effort to know who you are, both as a student and an individual. Whenever alumni come back to visit the school, they are invested in your law school journey and are willing to share tips and opportunities that they are knowledgeable about. You can tell that Dickinson Law is a special place, as we all have become a tight-knit community.

Why Dickinson Law?:
After going away for my undergraduate degree, I decided that it was beneficial to return to my home state to enhance my roots in my community. My acceptance letter included a handwritten note from Admissions detailing what they liked about my application and how much of an impact I could make in the Law School community, which made me feel truly wanted as an incoming student.

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