Dickinson Law News

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

Sara Gerke and Brent Newton DICKINSON LAW ENHANCES RESIDENT FACULTY WITH ADDITION OF NEW SCHOLARS

June 17, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law is pleased to welcome Sara Gerke and Brent Newton to its resident faculty beginning July 1, 2021. Gerke will join the Dickinson Law faculty as an assistant professor of law and will teach courses in torts, health law, bioethics, and related topics. Newton will join the Dickinson Law faculty as a visiting professor of law and will teach courses in civil procedure, professional responsibility, and advanced criminal law. Learn more

Michael McDonald THIRD-YEAR LAW STUDENT NAMED RURAL SUMMER LEGAL CORPS STUDENT FELLOW

June 15, 2021 — Penn State Dickinson Law third-year law student Michael McDonald was recently named a Student Fellow as part of the Rural Summer Legal Corps Fellowship. Selected from 460 applications, McDonald is one of 35 law students who will serve in the Rural Summer Legal Corps’ 2021 class. Learn more

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