Dickinson Law News

Juneteenth DICKINSON LAW TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION

June 10, 2021 — The Penn State Dickinson Law community will explore the groundbreaking Race and the Equal Protection of the Laws (REPL) course during a virtual program on Friday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to attend. CLE credit is available. Learn more

2020-21 Patricia A. Amadure Memorial Award Recipients FACULTY AND STAFF RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE, DEDICATION TO DICKINSON LAW

May 21, 2021 — During Penn State Dickinson Law’s annual employee appreciation luncheon on Tuesday, May 18, faculty and staff received awards and recognition for years of service milestones and dedication to the law school. Learn more

Dickinson Law DICKINSON LAW TO HOST NATIONAL DIVERSITY PIPELINE PROGRAM

May 20, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law has been selected by the Council on Legal Education Opportunity, Inc. (CLEO) for the second consecutive year to host its annual Pre-Law Summer Institute (PLSI) from May 24 to July 1. Learn more

Dean Danielle Conway and David M. Kleppinger DICKINSON LAW CELEBRATES JURIS DOCTOR AND MASTER OF LAWS GRADUATES

May 18, 2021 — Eighteen months before the onset of a devastating global pandemic, a racial reckoning in America, a turbulent political cycle, and a crushing economic crisis, students in Dickinson Law’s class of 2021 began their law school journey at Lewis Katz Hall in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Learn more

Elikem Kofi Tsikata ’21 DICKINSON LAW INAUGURAL AWARDS CEREMONY HONORS GRADUATING STUDENTS

May 14, 2021 — Graduating students in the class of 2021 were recognized for their service and accomplishments during the Inaugural Dickinson Law Graduating Student Awards Ceremony held Thursday, May 13, 2021. Learn more

Susan Jin Davis ’90 SUSAN JIN DAVIS ’90 TO DELIVER COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS TO DICKINSON LAW CLASS OF 2021

May 3, 2021 — Susan Jin Davis ’90, former chief sustainability officer (CSO) of Comcast NBCUniversal, will address the class of 2021 during Penn State Dickinson Law’s commencement on Thursday, May 13. Learn more

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