Law School Reunification

In November 2022, Penn State President Neeli Bendapudi recommended that Penn State reunite its two separately accredited law schools, Penn State Dickinson Law and Penn State Law, into a single law school. The united school will be called Penn State Dickinson Law and its primary location will be in Carlisle with a substantial presence at University Park. Pending American Bar Association approval, we hope to be recruiting as a reunified law school for the J.D. Class of 2028.

The reunited Penn State Dickinson Law will be led by Dickinson Law Dean Danielle M. Conway. Each campus will have residential student cohorts, including J.D. students at all levels, LL.M. students, and S.J.D. students. For more information regarding the reunification of Penn State’s two law schools, please read this Penn State News release.

Responses to Frequently Asked Questions about reunification can be found here. If you have additional questions about the reunification process or how it may impact you, please contact:

Prospective or admitted students: contact the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid at

Alumni or friends: contact the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs at

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