Dickinson Law News

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

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

Sara Gerke DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR NAMED HEALTH LAW SCHOLAR

July 13, 2021 — Sara Gerke, assistant professor of law, was named a 2021 Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies. Learn more

Retirees DICKINSON LAW BIDS FAREWELL TO FOUR RETIRING FACULTY

June 30, 2021 — Dean Emeritus Peter G. Glenn, Associate Dean for Library and Information Services Emerita Gail A. Partin ’93, Professor of Law Emeritus Thomas Place, and H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law and Professor of Law Emerita Laurel Terry shared many unforgettable years together as longtime members of the Penn State Dickinson Law faculty. From their teaching and research excellence to their mentorship of students and collective leadership, the impactful contributions they have made to the Dickinson Law community, the legal academy and beyond during their nearly combined 97 years of service have been remarkable. Before joining the esteemed ranks of the emeriti faculty, each reflected on their journey to and time spent at Dickinson Law, and shared what lies ahead. Learn more

Sign DICKINSON LAW ANNOUNCES ACADEMIC PROMOTIONS FOR TENURED AND TENURE-LINE FACULTY

June 29, 2021 — Several Penn State Dickinson Law tenured and tenure-line faculty members earned academic promotions during the spring semester. Learn more