Dickinson Law News

Harvey A. Feldman '69

DICKINSON LAW MOURNS THE LOSS OF LONGTIME FACULTY MEMBER AND ADMINISTRATOR HARVEY A. FELDMAN ‘69

Harvey A. Feldman ’69, beloved professor and academic administrator at Dickinson Law, died Wednesday, September 4 at the age of 74.  Feldman joined the Dickinson Law faculty in 1970. During his tenure, he taught property, real estate transactions, remedies, professional responsibility, appellate practice, environmental law, land use controls, and state and local government law. He also founded and taught for several years the Gender and the Law seminar course. Read more

Anne Toomey McKenna

ANNE TOOMEY MCKENNA ONE OF THREE PENN STATE PROFESSORS TO CREATE NATIONWIDE CYBER LAW AND POLICY COURSE FOR NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY

August 26, 2019 — Carrying a smartphone, using a wearable device, opening an app, entering a search query, or checking the weather — things many people do throughout the day — potentially may open the user's data to collection and cybersecurity risks. The National Security Agency (NSA), recognizing an urgent need for nationwide education about cyber technology, policy and law, has worked with a trio of Penn State professors to develop a comprehensive, online, and nationally offered cyber law and policy course. Read more

Prof. Medha Makhlouf

JOINT APPOINTMENT AWARDED TO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW AND CLINIC FOUNDING DIRECTOR MEDHA D. MAKHLOUF

August 5, 2019 — Medha D. Makhlouf, assistant professor of law and founding director of Dickinson Law's Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, received a joint appointment as assistant professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine—part of central Pennsylvania’s only academic medical center that also includes Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State Children’s Hospital, and Penn State Medical Group. Read more

Children's Advocacy Clinic

CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CLINIC CELEBRATES PASSAGE OF FOSTER CARE YOUTH COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER

July 31, 2019 — When Professor of Clinical Law Lucy Johnston-Walsh founded the Children’s Advocacy Clinic at Dickinson Law in 2006, her vision included taking on policy projects addressing systemic issues in the legal system that impact children. It took more than a decade, but one of the first things the Clinic advocated for—waiving college tuition for foster children at Pennsylvania colleges—has finally come to fruition. Read more

Professors Badissy and Williams

DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES NEW PROFESSORS TO ITS COMMUNITY

July 25, 2019 — Mohamed Rali Badissy and Sarah J. Williams have joined the full-time faculty at Penn State’s Dickinson Law as assistant professors of law. Badissy will teach Contracts, Corporate Finance, Energy Law and Policy, and International Law. Williams will teach Federal Securities Regulation, Financial Statement Fundamentals, Professional Responsibility, and Property. Read more

ALRT explores policy and law for substance use disorder treatment

FACULTY-STUDENT RESEARCH EXPLORES POLICY AND LAW FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENT

June 5, 2019 — People who suffer from substance use disorder need effective treatments, however, 90 percent of those who need treatment do not receive it. One Penn State professor and his team are looking into the legal and financial barriers to treatment and how the law can be used to break down or build pathways through those barriers. Read more

Students recognized for commitment to service

DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS RECOGNIZED FOR COMMITMENT TO SERVICE

May 16, 2019 — Second- and third-year Dickinson Law students were recognized for their service in public interest and pro bono programs throughout the 2018-19 academic year during a ceremony on Friday, May 10, at Lewis Katz Hall. Read more

Former Governor Tom Ridge delivers Commencement address

FORMER GOVERNOR THOMAS J. RIDGE DELIVERS DICKINSON LAW’S COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS DURING 185TH ANNIVERSARY OF LAW SCHOOL’S FOUNDING

May 11, 2019 — Law School celebrates Juris Doctor and Master of Laws graduates. Read more

Lucy Johnston-Walsh receives award

DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR LUCY JOHNSTON-WALSH RECEIVES 2019 ACHIEVING WOMEN AWARD

April 26, 2019 — Clinical Professor of Law Lucy Johnston-Walsh received the 2019 Achieving Women Award in the Faculty category from Penn State on Friday, April 26, during a luncheon in the President’s Hall at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, on the University Park campus. Read more

2019 Donning of the Kente Ceremony

ANNUAL CEREMONY CELEBRATES ACHIEVEMENTS OF GRADUATING STUDENTS

April 24, 2019 — For the third year, Dickinson Law students, family and friends gathered inside the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium to celebrate their heritage, unity and academic achievements, as well as those who supported them throughout their educational journey, during the annual Donning of the Kente ceremony. Read more

Robert Gavin receives LGBTQA Award

DICKINSON LAW STUDENT RECEIVES ANNUAL LGBTQA AWARD FROM PENN STATE

April 18, 2019 — Second-year law student Robert “Bob” Gavin was named the 2019 recipient of the Dr. Susan R. Rankin Award during a ceremony on Friday, April 12 at University Park. Read more

2019 Woolsack Ceremony

ANNUAL CEREMONY HONORS NEWEST MEMBERS OF WOOLSACK HONOR SOCIETY

April 9, 2019 — Ten third-year Dickinson Law students were inducted into the Woolsack Honor Society during a ceremony held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Read more

185th Birthday Celebration

DICKINSON LAW CELEBRATES 185TH ANNIVERSARY

April 1, 2019 — The law school was founded on April 1 that year by the Hon. John Reed, a jurist who penned the famed Pennsylvania Blackstone commentary outlining Pennsylvania’s laws. Read more

Mary Boyle and Rachel Tunney Win 1L Mock Trial Competition

MARI BOYLE AND RACHEL TUNNEY WIN 1L MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION

March 28, 2019 — First-year law students Mari Boyle and Rachel Tunney earned the win at Dickinson Law’s 1L mock trial competition on March 22, 2019 in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law. Read more

Lewis Katz Hall exterior

FORMER PA GOVERNOR AND FIRST HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY TOM RIDGE TO DELIVER DICKINSON LAW’S 2019 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS

March 26, 2019 — Tom Ridge ’72, Pennsylvania’s 43rd governor and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, will address the class of 2019 during Dickinson Law’s commencement on May 11, 2019, at the Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium on the Dickinson College campus. Read more

Privacy Law Scholars

PRIVACY LAW SCHOLARS MUST ADDRESS POTENTIAL FOR NASTY SATELLITE DATA SURPRISES

March 25, 2019 — In a session at the Penn State Law Review annual symposium held today (March 22), the researchers and Dickinson Law professors said that immediate focus is needed on how vast quantities of data, collected from sensors embedded in smart devices combined with both government-owned and privately owned satellite mapping technologies, is aggregated, used, disseminated, and bought and sold. Government-owned satellite mapping technologies, including global positioning satellites provide free, worldwide access for use in GPS chip-embedded devices. Read more

2019 Rambo Award Ceremony

WOMEN’S LAW CAUCUS PRESENTS RAMBO AWARD TO THE HON. MARY HANNAH LEAVITT ’78

March 19, 2019 — President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Mary Hannah Leavitt ’78 received the 25th Annual Honorable Sylvia H. Rambo Award at a ceremony hosted by Dickinson Law’s Women’s Law Caucus at Lewis Katz Hall on March 14, 2019. Read more

Professor Dermot Groome

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURING DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR MAKES U.S. PREMIERE

March 12, 2019 — “The Trial of Ratko Mladic” will be broadcast nationally on Tuesday, March 19 at 9 p.m. EST on FRONTLINE—PBS’ flagship investigative journalism series that explores and illuminates the critical issues of our times from business and health to social issues, politics and war. Read more

Dickinson Law students hone skills at mock hearing

DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS HONE SKILLS AT MOCK HEARING

March 11, 2019 — Clinic students participate in mock hearing with child and adolescent psychiatric fellows. Read more

2019 Judges' Night Event

DICKINSON LAW HOSTS 16TH ANNUAL JUDGES’ NIGHT

February 22, 2019 — First-, second-, and third-year Dickinson Law students met members of the judiciary from across the state at the Law School’s 16th annual Judges’ Night, hosted by Phi Alpha Delta – Burr Chapter on Tuesday, February 19, at Lewis Katz Hall. Read more

Olivia Phillips at International Justice Program in Hague

INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP OFFERS DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE TO INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

February 5, 2019 — International Justice Program inernship offers Dickinson Law students significant exposure to international criminal law. Read more

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS OFFER FREE TAX PREPARATION SERVICES

January 29, 2019 — Dickinson Law Students offer free tax preparation services. Read more

Danielle M. Conway

DANIELLE M. CONWAY NAMED NEW DEAN OF DICKINSON LAW

January 22, 2019 — Danielle M. Conway, dean and professor of law at the University of Maine School of Law, has been named the new dean of Penn State’s Dickinson Law after a national search. Her appointment is effective on July 1, 2019. Read more