Dickinson Law News

Race and the Equal Protection of the Laws FROM WORDS TO ACTION: DICKINSON LAW COURSE EXAMINES ROOTS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM

April 13, 2021 — After the killing of George Floyd in May 2020, Penn State Dickinson Law faculty unanimously passed a resolution condemning violence against people of color. Full story

Dickinson Law DICKINSON LAW ALUMNAE NAMED RECIPIENTS OF ANNUAL AND INAUGURAL AWARDS

April 2, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law’s Women’s Law Caucus (WLC) recently recognized several of its alumna with awards, presented during a virtual ceremony on March 31. 1986 alumna Noreen Tama, who recently retired from her role as senior counsel, Commercial and Operations, ExxonMobil Corporation Law Department, received the Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo Award. In addition, Alexia Tomlinson, class of 2018, Justice for Victims Fellow, Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE Institute) at Villanova Law, and Erin Varley, class of 2018, deputy district attorney, Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office, have been named the inaugural co-recipients of the WLC's Recent Alumna Award. Learn more

Stanley Brand DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR TESTIFIES BEFORE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

March 17, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law Distinguished Fellow in Law and Government Stanley M. Brand was one of four experts invited to testify before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on March 11 about the constitutional framework for Congress’ ability to uphold standards of member conduct. Learn more

Dickinson Law ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP AT DICKINSON LAW HONORS LATE FRIEND

March 2021 — Benjamin Folkman met Stephen Busterna on their first day as undergraduates at Dickinson College. Both members of the class of 1982, they studied abroad together in Italy during their junior years and decided to attend Penn State Dickinson Law together, where they joined the same study group and took another trip to Italy. Full story

Michelle Travis WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH KEYNOTE TO DISCUSS GENDER EQUITY AND WORK/FAMILY INTEGRATION IN A POST-PANDEMIC WORLD

March 16, 2021 — In recognition of Women’s History Month, Dickinson Law will host Michelle A. Travis, professor of law at University of San Francisco School of Law, as its keynote speaker. Learn more

Minh Eric Le ’23 DICKINSON LAW FIRST-YEAR LAW STUDENT SELECTED FOR PRESTIGIOUS DON H. LIU SCHOLARS PROGRAM

March 4, 2021 — Minh Eric Le ’23 was recently selected as one of three law student scholars from around the country to participate in the prestigious Don H. Liu Scholars Program, which recognizes law students who excel in the classroom and show great potential to succeed in a top law firm or Fortune 500 corporation. Le will receive a financial scholarship of $15,000 as well as mentorship and assistance with his career development, including identifying potential internships. Learn more

Jasmine Rand DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES ATTORNEY JASMINE RAND AS FEATURED SPEAKER DURING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

March 3, 2021 — Jasmine Rand, attorney to the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown families and international legal and media strategist for the George Floyd legal team, will share her insight, experience and pioneering efforts for social justice during a virtual talk titled “Oppression of Equality: Being the Only Woman in the Room” on Monday, March 8, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST. Hosted by Dickinson Law, the event is open to the University community Learn more

Dickinson Law VIRTUAL CLE PROGRAM TO ADDRESS VICTIMS’ RIGHTS ON MARCH 18 

February 22, 2021 — Dickinson Law alumni and victim advocacy experts will collaborate to deliver a virtual CLE program, “Justice for All? Addressing Systemic Barriers experienced by Victims of Color and Advocating for Change,” hosted by Dickinson Law and the Steele Family Leadership Program in Gender and Racial Equity on Thursday, March 18, from 9 a.m. to noon EST. The program is free to attend; advance registration is required. Learn more

Derrick Johnson DICKINSON LAW HOSTS NAACP PRESIDENT AND CEO AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH KEYNOTE

February 22, 2021 — In recognition of Black History Month, Dickinson Law is proud to host Derrick Johnson, president and chief executive officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), as its keynote speaker. Johnson will deliver his remarks, titled “Make Black History Month All Year Long,” on Zoom Thursday, February 25, from 1 to 2 p.m. Time will be allocated for Q&A following his keynote address. Co-sponsored by Dickinson Law’s Black Law Students Association and Office of Academic and Student Services, this event is open to the University community. Learn more

Dickinson Law VIRTUAL LAW REVIEW SYMPOSIUM

February 22, 2021 — Dickinson Law Review will virtually present “Wrongful Convictions: Pursuing Justice for Juveniles and Correcting a Flawed System,” beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 9, 2021. Experts will highlight issues such as false guilty pleas, the misuse of statistics, and the unpleasant disparities that juveniles face when they are forced through the current legal framework. Juveniles are more likely to be wrongfully convicted than adults, but we can rely on evidence to implement positive systemic changes. Advance registration is required hereRead more