Dickinson Law News

Nittany Lion DICKINSON LAW CELEBRATES JURIS DOCTOR AND MASTER OF LAWS GRADUATES

May 20, 2020 — The global health pandemic may have resulted in the postponement of Dickinson Law’s traditional in-person commencement ceremony for the class of 2020, but it did not stop administration, faculty, staff, students and alumni from collectively recognizing the accomplishments of the Law School’s juris doctor and master of laws graduates.

Raff Donelson DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES LEGAL SCHOLAR TO FACULTY

May 8, 2020 — Raff Donelson has been named assistant professor of law, Penn State Dickinson Law, effective June 1, 2020. Currently assistant professor of law and philosophy at Louisiana State University, Donelson will teach constitutional law, criminal procedure, and jurisprudence at Dickinson Law. 

COVID-19 LAW AND MEDICAL STUDENTS JOIN FOR COVID-19 CO-LEARNING EXERCISE

April 30, 2020 — Students enrolled in Penn State Dickinson Law’s Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP) Clinic focus on identifying and addressing the socio-legal causes of poor health in order to prevent negative legal, financial, and health consequences for their clients. During the COVID-19 pandemic, health disparities due to socioeconomic status have come into sharp focus.

Mohamed Rali Badissy DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR MOHAMED RALI BADISSY EARNS PRESTIGIOUS IEE SEED GRANT

April 23, 2020 — The details are always in the fine print—and this lesson is being learned the hard way across Africa, challenging decarbonization efforts for the continent. Governments throughout Africa are pursuing renewable energy mandates, energy efficiency standards, and other decarbonization reforms, but they face implementation challenges under legacy agreements for thermal power that often have been in place for decades. 

Class of 2020 OPERATION REALIZING THE DREAM LAUNCHED TO CELEBRATE DICKINSON LAW’S CLASS OF 2020

April 21, 2020 —The COVID-19 global health pandemic has forced institutions across the country to postpone in-person commencement ceremonies and other celebratory events recognizing the class of 2020. While the need to postpone the in-person ceremony was disheartening, Dickinson Law’s administration, faculty, and staff seized the opportunity to creatively and compassionately plan celebrations and activities to recognize its graduates. In response, Operation Realizing the Dream was born.

Lewis Katz Hall AMIDST OUTBREAK, DICKINSON LAW’S BUSINESS LAW SOCIETY CONVERTS IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS TO ONLINE POP-UP CLINICS

April 6, 2020 — When people can’t leave their houses to attend an event, you bring the event to them. With residents across Pennsylvania sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, Penn State Dickinson Law’s Business Law Society is converting two upcoming entrepreneur pop-up clinics to virtual sessions, allowing people to participate from their homes. 
The pop-up clinics, which had been scheduled to take place at Penn State commonwealth campuses this month, include workshops designed to educate early-stage entrepreneurs about topics critical to launching, promoting, and sustaining new businesses.

Children's Advocacy Clinic Meeting CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CLINIC STUDENTS CONTINUE ADVOCACY FOR FOSTER CHILDREN DURING PANDEMIC

April 1, 2020 — The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted everyone. For foster children in Pennsylvania, the effects have been especially profound. Children receiving mental health treatment can’t see their therapists. Reunification visits become more difficult to schedule. Children cannot transfer to new shelters. Foster parents suddenly teaching at home lack the educational resources children with special needs receive at school.

Dean Danielle Conway DANIELLE M. CONWAY RECEIVES GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL BELVA ANN LOCKWOOD AWARD

March 30, 2020 — Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage professor of law, Penn State Dickinson Law, was named the 2020 recipient of the George Washington University Law School (GW Law) Belva Ann Lockwood Award from the GW Law Association for Women and the GW Law Alumni Association.

Dean Danielle Conway DICKINSON LAW DEAN AND PROFESSOR OF LAW NAMED TO LAWYERS OF COLOR POWER LIST

February 27, 2020 — Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson Law, has been selected to the Lawyers of Color Power List by the Lawyers of Color Foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in the legal profession and advancing democracy and equality in marginalized communities.

Tax form DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

February 19, 2020 — Dickinson Law students are offering free tax preparation services to people with low and fixed incomes, people who have disabilities or special needs, and senior citizens aged 60 or older at Dickinson Law, Lewis Katz Hall, Carlisle, Pa.