Dickinson Law News

Pop-up clinic DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS HOST TRANSGENDER NAME CHANGE ASSISTANCE POP-UP CLINIC

February 13, 2020 — Penn State Dickinson Law students recently held the first Transgender Name Change Assistance Pop-up Clinic for members of Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Perry and York counties at Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law, Carlisle. Designed to work with the transgender community, the Clinic provided attendees guidance on the legal name change process. Dickinson Law students and local attorneys volunteered their services in the Clinic.

Medha Makhlouf DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR NAMED ATLANTIC FELLOW FOR HEALTH EQUITY

February 12, 2020 — Medha Makhlouf, assistant professor of law and founding director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic at Dickinson Law, and assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine has been named to the Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity, a one-year, non-residential fellowship program that aims to create a global network of committed leaders working across societies and nations to promote health equity.

PILF Auction ANNUAL PUBLIC INTEREST LAW FUND AUCTION TO BENEFIT FELLOWSHIPS FOR DICKINSON LAW STUDENTS

February 7, 2020 — Dickinson Law's Public Interest Law Fund (PILF) will host its annual auction on Thursday, March 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Comfort Suites Downtown Carlisle, 10 S. Hanover St., Carlisle. The annual auction—PILF’s primary fundraising event—raises funds to support the Degenstein Foundation Fellowship Program for Public Interest Law and the Cherie M. Millage Summer Fellowship Program to help fund public interest fellowships for Dickinson Law students.

Badissy with students DICKINSON LAW RECOGNIZED AS LEADER IN PUBLIC SERVICE, TRIAL ADVOCACY AND PUBLIC POLICY

February 3, 2020 — Dickinson Law earned top marks in the winter 2020 issue of preLaw magazine. The law school ranked sixth in the country for government employment and fifteenth in the country for all forms of clerkships. The Law School also earned an ‘A’ for trial advocacy and a ‘B+’ for public policy.

Boxes Eating Data SYMPOSIUM AT U.S. CAPITOL SEEKS SOLUTIONS TO ELECTION SECURITY

January 30, 2020 — A thriving democracy requires fair elections, but U.S. elections face real threats from multiple sources, including state election infrastructure attacks and social engineering on social media platforms. As the 2020 election approaches, lawmakers, election officials, Congressional staffers, researchers, members of the intelligence communities, academics, candidates and media will come together in the U.S. capital for the first-ever “Hacking the U.S. Election: How Can We Make U.S. Elections More Secure?” symposium to work to secure U.S. elections.

Matt Lawrence DICKINSON LAW PROFESSOR ADVISES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BUDGET COMMITTEE

January 28, 2020 — In fall 2019, Penn State Dickinson Law Assistant Professor of Law Matthew B. Lawrence introduced first-year Dickinson Law students to the legislative process through the Legal Argument and Factual Persuasion course. This spring, Lawrence will be supporting that process. While continuing to teach administrative law at Dickinson Law this semester, Lawrence will also be working part time with the U.S. Congress as a Special Legal Advisor to the Budget Committee (Majority) of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Vietnamese delegation VIETNAMESE DELEGATION VISITS DICKINSON LAW TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND LEGAL EDUCATION PARTNERSHIP

January 23, 2020 — Academic leaders from Hanoi Law University in Vietnam met with Penn State Dickinson Law administrators, faculty and staff on the Dickinson Law campus January 15-17, 2020, to discuss collaboration between the two law schools.

Monash University Prato Centre in Prato, Italy SCHOLARS INVITED TO SUBMIT PAPERS ON PRIVACY, TECHNOLOGY AND VULNERABILITY

January 7, 2020 — An interdisciplinary team of researchers is inviting scholars to submit papers for a workshop to address the complex relationship between privacy, technology and vulnerability.

Food pantry and clothing closet NEW FOOD PANTRY AND CLOTHING CLOSET COMBAT FOOD AND FINANCIAL INSECURITY AT DICKINSON LAW

November 21, 2019 — On college campuses across the country, food insecurity—the lack of reliable access to sufficient quantities of affordable, nutritious food—is a serious problem. In a study conducted earlier this year by the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, almost half of the college students surveyed (48%) reported food insecurity occurred in the previous 30-day period. The challenge of food insecurity as well as basic needs insecurity among college students is also prevalent in the law student population.

Dermot Groome DICKINSON LAW COMMUNITY REFLECTS ON THE HUMAN AND LEGAL COSTS OF ATROCITY CRIMES

November 13, 2019 — Atrocity crimes and their legal implications have been in the news of late. Last year, then-U.S. national security adviser John Bolton set off a national debate when he criticized the function of the International Criminal Court, whose stated mission is to punish and deter atrocity crimes. Penn State Dickinson Law Professor Dermot Groome has seen the personal, moral and legal implications of atrocity crimes firsthand.