Dickinson Law News

Mitchell Snyder and Tyler Eckert THIRD-YEAR PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS WIN REGIONAL MOOT COURT COMPETITION

November 23, 2021 — Third-year Dickinson Law students Mitchell Snyder and Tyler Eckert won region 3 in The New York City Bar Association’s Seventy-Second National Moot Court Competition held virtually November 13-14, 2021. In addition to Dickinson Law, teams from the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Drexel University, University of Baltimore, American University, University of Maryland, and University of Pittsburgh participated in the competition. Read more

students relaxing DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS OFFER AID TO AFGHAN EVACUEES RESETTLING IN PENNSYLVANIA

November 2, 2021 — It is an excellent illustration of the old axiom “great minds think alike.” When third-year Penn State Dickinson Law student Parham Golestanian (class of 2022) saw the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, he realized evacuees coming to Pennsylvania would require assistance. He reached out to International Service Center (ISC), a Harrisburg-based nonprofit providing social services. Read more

Joseph Harenza REMEMBERING JOSEPH M. HARENZA JR., CLASS OF 1971

October 6, 2021 — The Penn State Dickinson Law community lost Joe Harenza last week. Joe passed away peacefully on September 29. Read More

The Okeanos Explorer DICKINSON LAW’S RYAN MARR GOES ON A VOYAGE TO MAP UNEXPLORED PARTS OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

September 23, 2021 — Third-year Penn State Dickinson Law student Ryan Marr believes in taking advantage of opportunities that come his way. From studying in Tanzania to traveling to Bermuda, he says “yes” to any chance to see the world or learn something new. So when he was invited to participate in a project mapping an unexplored patch of the ocean floor with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Marr quickly signed up. He set sail on August 16 from Newport, Rhode Island, and arrived in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on September 2. Full story

Special Advocates NEW DICKINSON LAW CLASS TRAINS STUDENTS TO BECOME COURT-APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES

September 22, 2021 — Second-year student Ezza Ahmed (class of 2023) enrolled at Penn State Dickinson Law because she wanted to give back to her community by practicing law. When she learned of an opportunity to give back immediately, while she continues her education, she felt compelled to sign up. Ahmed is one of three students at Dickinson Law, along with fellow second-year law students Aranda Stathers (class of 2023) and Aria Plants (class of 2023), sworn in earlier this month as Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in Cumberland County. Learn more

Class of 2024 DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES A DIVERSE AND ACCOMPLISHED INCOMING CLASS

September 8, 2021 — Over the past 15 months, Penn State Dickinson Law led law schools across the country in creating and sharing antiracist scholarship and introduced a new antiracist curriculum. Encouraging more students of color to attend law school is a critical aspect of combating systemic inequality and promoting antiracism, and Dickinson Law is leading by example on this as well. Read more

Anthony Fernando and Seth Trott DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS EARN THIRD PLACE IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WRITING COMPETITION

August 30, 2021 — Second-year Dickinson Law students Anthony Fernando and Seth Trott were recognized as the third-place winners in the Center for Legal and Court Technology’s (CLCT) Fourth Annual Artificial Intelligence (AI) Writing Competition. Their co-authored article, “My Pet Car? Assigning Liability When Artificial Intelligence Causes Harm,” explains how the U.S. legal system might assign liability when a highly autonomous product causes harm. Learn more

Building Exterior PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE COVID-19 MASKING CHANGES

August 4, 2021 — Pennsylvania is experiencing accelerating COVID-19 case counts across the state, and as of today, August 4, 2021, Penn State Dickinson Law is in an area of substantial (orange) transmission per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID Data Tracker. Effective immediately, masking will be required indoors for all vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals on the Dickinson Law campus in Cumberland county, in accordance with the latest CDC guidelines. Learn more

Greg Bayles GREG BAYLES JOINS DICKINSON LAW AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT: ‘I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP PEOPLE’

July 27, 2021 — Greg Bayles sees his role in simple terms. Penn State Dickinson Law’s new assistant director of development helps people determine where and how they want to make an impact. He loves speaking with alumni about ways to contribute to the sustained success of Dickinson Law. Learn more

John Blasko ALUMNUS HONORED WITH GIFT TO DICKINSON LAW’S JOHN W. BLASKO SCHOLARSHIP

July 27, 2021 — A few years ago, class of 1962 alum John W. Blasko received a letter from a student attending Penn State Dickinson Law. The young man had been awarded the John W. Blasko Scholarship, and he wanted to thank Blasko’s firm, McQuaide Blasko, for endowing the award. He explained what a difference the scholarship had made in his ability to prioritize his studies. Learn more