Dickinson Law News

DeAngelos COUPLE ENDOWS JAMES P. DEANGELO '91 AND LINDA A. DEANGELO SCHOLARSHIP AT PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW FOR STUDENTS PURSUING PUBLIC INTEREST OR PRIVATE SECTOR LAW

When James P. DeAngelo ’91 thinks of his time at Penn State Dickinson Law, he thinks of the word “family.” “It felt very much like a family,” said DeAngelo. “Everyone knew everyone, and they were all super friendly.” Full story

ADI logo ADI WRITING WORKSHOP AT HYDE PARK BUILDS NEW CONNECTIONS AND INSPIRES NEW DREAMS

May 2024 — Hana Palazzo entered the recent Writing Workshop held by Penn State Dickinson Law’s Antiracist Development Institute (ADI) uncertain about what the ADI was and why it mattered. She left with a new mission and sense of belonging. Full story

Amadure Award Winner ANNUAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION LUNCHEON HELD

May 2024 — Penn State Dickinson Law recently held its annual employee appreciation luncheon. During the event, faculty and staff received awards and recognition for years of service milestones and dedication to the Law School. In addition, the 2023-2024 Patricia Amadure Memorial Award was presented. Full story

Graduation PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW CELEBRATES 2024 COMMENCEMENT

May 2024 — Penn State Dickinson Law held commencement exercises in Dickinson College’s Anita Tuvin Schlecter Auditorium on Friday, May 10, 2024. At that time, two S.J.D. candidates, 11 LL.M. candidates, and 91 J.D. candidates were recognized. Full story

Donning of the Kente 2024 ANNUAL DONNING OF THE KENTE CEREMONY CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF GRADUATING STUDENTS

May 2024 — On Thursday, May 9, 2024, the annual Donning of the Kente ceremony was held in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium of Penn State Dickinson Law. Hosted by Black Law Students Association (BLSA), this long-standing tradition provides the opportunity for Black graduates to be celebrated prior to their official graduation ceremony. The Donning of the Kente serves to honor the specific challenges overcome by students of African descent. Full story

Katherine C. Pearson PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR KATHERINE C. PEARSON RECEIVES FULBRIGHT U.S. SCHOLAR AWARD FOR 2024-2025

May 2024 — Katherine C. Pearson, Professor of Law and the Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar at Penn State Dickinson Law, has received a Fulbright Canada Scholar Program award. Professor Pearson will serve as the 2024-2025 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. Full story

Building DICKINSON LAW’S ANNUAL PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FUND AUCTION RAISES THIRD-HIGHEST TOTAL EVER

May 2024 — A plethora of fun prizes were up for grabs at the annual Penn State Dickinson Law Public Interest Law Fund Auction held on April 15 at Back Porch Brewing in Carlisle. Full story

Jayson Wolfgang DICKINSON LAW ADJUNCT JAYSON WOLFGANG ’91 CONCLUDES 20+ YEARS OF SERVICE TEACHING ADVOCACY AS COURSES GROW AND EVOLVE

April 2024 — Long before he became head of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney’s Harrisburg office and co-chair of its Insurance & Reinsurance Practice Group, Jayson Wolfgang ’91 was a student in the Advocacy I class taught by Penn State Dickinson Law Professor of Law Gary Gildin, the Hon. G. Thomas and Anne G. Miller Chair in Advocacy. Full story

Devan Drabik-Frey DEVAN DRABIK-FREY TO RECEIVE 2024 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE AWARD

April 2024 — Devan Drabik-Frey, Director of Marketing and Communications at Penn State Dickinson Law, has been selected as a 2024 Women of Influence honoree by Central Penn Business Journal. Full story

Kelly Rimmer LONGTIME DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND ALUMNI AFFAIRS KELLY RIMMER ACCEPTS NEW ROLE AT PENN STATE

April 2024 — After more than twenty-three years of service to Penn State Dickinson Law, Director of Development and Alumni Affairs Kelly Rimmer has been selected for a newly created role as senior director of development in Penn State’s Office of Principal Gifts. Full story