Dickinson Law News

Dean Danielle M. Conway CONWAY MAKES GIFT TO PROVIDE FINANCIAL RELIEF TO STUDENTS

July 23, 2020 — Dickinson Law Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle Conway knows the unsettling feeling of having bills you aren’t sure you can pay. And she has made a $125,000 gift to the Dickinson Law Future Fund and Penn State Student Care and Advocacy Emergency Fund to help students navigate those financial difficulties.

Lewis Katz Hall DICKINSON LAW LAUNCHES DOCTOR OF JURIDICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM

July 22, 2020 — Penn State Dickinson Law has expanded its law degree offerings by introducing its Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degree. As Dickinson Law’s most advanced law degree, the S.J.D. is designed for both domestic and foreign lawyers seeking specialized knowledge in a particular area of law; a career in academic law or other scholarly, research, policy, or professional endeavors; or career advancement through the acquisition of an academic doctorate in law.

Juneteenth DICKINSON LAW HOSTS VIRTUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ON FREEDOM DAY

June 29, 2020 — More than 100 members of the Penn State Dickinson Law community came together on Zoom to mark the Juneteenth holiday on Friday, June 19, 2020. Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, commemorates June 19, 1865—a day that celebrates enslaved black people being freed. Organized by Dickinson Law Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway, the Dean’s Diversity & Inclusion Trusted Advisors, the Black Law Students Association, and the Dickinson Law Alumni Society, the virtual event celebrated community, culture, and conversation.

Mark J. Cutrona ’06 and Holly Vaughn Wagner ’08 A PAIR OF DICKINSON LAW ALUMNI LEAD IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

June 29, 2020 — COVID-19 posed no shortage of challenges for Dickinson Law alumni Mark J. Cutrona ’06 and Holly Vaughn Wagner ’08, who together lead the Legislative Council Division of Research in Dover, Delaware—one of only 50 legislative research bureaus in the country. 

Michael A. Blasie DICKINSON LAW ANNOUNCES NEW ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAWYERING SKILLS

June 18, 2020 — Michael A. Blasie, Esq. has joined the Dickinson Law resident faculty as assistant professor of lawyering skills. He will teach Legal Writing and Analysis, which focuses on building legal writing, reasoning, analysis, and critical thinking—all essential lawyering skills used in today’s law practice.

Tonya M. Evans VISITING PROFESSOR OF LAW BRINGS EXPERTISE IN BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO ASSETS, INFORMATION PRIVACY AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

June 16, 2020 — Penn State Dickinson Law is pleased to welcome leading scholar Tonya M. Evans to its faculty roster as visiting professor of law for the 2020-21 academic year. Evans will teach Administrative Law; Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and the Law; Entertainment Law; and Information Privacy Law. 

Danielle M. Conway A MESSAGE TO THE PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW COMMUNITY FROM DEAN AND DONALD J. FARAGE PROFESSOR OF LAW DANIELLE M. CONWAY

June 5, 2020 — Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway shared the following message with the Penn State Dickinson Law community on Sunday, May 31, 2020:

Titichia Jackson DICKINSON LAW ANNOUNCES NEW RESIDENT FACULTY APPOINTMENT

June 3, 2020 — Titichia M. Jackson, Esq., former director of bar preparation and support for North Carolina Central University School of Law, has joined the faculty of Penn State Dickinson Law as assistant professor of lawyering skills and director of academic success and bar passage.

Myla Garcia '22 and Kendell Wilson '22 RISING SECOND-YEAR DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS NAMED RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS STUDENT FELLOWS

June 3, 2020 — Penn State Dickinson Law students Myla Garcia ‘22 and Kendell Wilson ‘22 were recently named Student Fellows as part of the 2020 Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. Selected from an applicant pool of 446, Garcia and Wilson are two of the 35 law students who will serve in the 2020 class of Rural Summer Legal Corps and help address the effects of COVID-19 in rural communities across the nation.

Sign DICKINSON LAW FACULTY WILL NOT REMAIN SILENT IN THE FACE OF BRUTALITY

June 2, 2020 — Together, in one voice, the Penn State Dickinson Law faculty is condemning the brutality and inequities we are seeing in our country and stating our resolve regarding how we will be part of the solution to these ongoing problems.