PENN STATE DICKINSON LAW WELCOMES NEW FACULTY
June 2023 — Penn State Dickinson Law is pleased to welcome Christopher S. Havasy, Nicholas Kahn-Fogel, Amy C. Gaudion, and Andrea J. Martin to its full-time resident faculty beginning July 1, 2023. Havasy joins Dickinson Law faculty as an assistant professor of law and will teach courses in the areas of administrative law and constitutional law. Kahn-Fogel will join Dickinson Law as a professor of law teaching courses in the areas of torts, sales, and criminal procedure. Gaudion joins the resident faculty as an associate professor of law after previously serving as the associate dean for academic affairs and professor of lawyering skills at Dickinson Law, and Martin joins the resident faculty as an assistant professor of law after previously serving as a visiting assistant professor of law at Dickinson Law.
“Professors Havasy and Kahn-Fogel each bring unique experiences to the Dickinson Law community and our students will benefit greatly from their outstanding records of teaching and mentorship,” said Dickinson Law Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway.
Conway also welcomed Gaudion and Martin to their new roles at Dickinson Law, saying “Professors Gaudion and Martin are a vital part of the Dickinson Law community, and we are delighted to welcome them into their new positions where I know they will continue to lead and inspire us.”
Christopher S. Havasy comes to Dickinson Law after serving as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. His scholarship focuses on administrative law, constitutional law, legislation, legal history, and statutory interpretation. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, Vanderbilt Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, and Journal of Empirical Legal Studies.
Havasy is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Government at Harvard University. Before entering his doctoral program, Chris worked at the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, the DOJ Criminal Division’s Office of Policy and Legislation, and the EEOC’s Appellate Services Division. Chris also has extensive pro bono experience in civil rights and criminal justice reform efforts.
He holds a J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School where he was an executive editor for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. He also has an M.A. in Government from Harvard and a Sc.B. magna cum laude with Honors in Political Science and Honors in Biology from Brown University.
Nicholas Kahn-Fogel joins Dickinson Law after serving as the Distinguished Professor in Constitutional Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law. Kahn-Fogel’s scholarship focuses on comparative law and criminal procedure, and he is also a co-author of the casebook Basic Tort Law: Cases, Statutes, and Problems. Professor Kahn-Fogel’s recent articles have been published or are forthcoming in the St. John’s Law Review, Florida Law Review, Houston Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, and Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Kahn-Fogel has served on the editorial board of the Zambia Law Journal and on the editorial board of the Case Commentary Unit of the Southern African Institute for Policy and Research. He also served as the chair of the board of the Center for Arkansas Legal Services.
Amy C. Gaudion joins the tenure-line resident faculty at Dickinson Law as an associate professor of law, having previously served the law school as associate dean for academic affairs and professor of lawyering skills. Professor Gaudion’s scholarship sits at the intersection of constitutional law, national and homeland security law, and civil-military relations. Her current projects explore the oversight mechanisms for the exercise of national security powers and the interplay between civic education, civic engagement, and homeland security. Professor Gaudion leads Dickinson Law’s national security and cyber-related programs, and she established and leads an annual cyberspace simulation in collaboration with the U.S. Army War College.
Andrea J. Martin joins the resident faculty at Dickinson Law as an assistant professor of law, after serving as a visiting assistant professor of law and adjunct faculty member. Prior to joining Dickinson Law, Martin spent twelve years as a strategic legal advisor, managing business and regulatory legal affairs at Ahold, a multi-billion-dollar company. Martin also served as a special assistant attorney general in the Appellate Division of the Rhode Island Department of Attorney of General where her responsibilities included drafting appellate briefs and presenting compelling arguments before the Rhode Island Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Rhode Island, and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
In the 2023-2024 academic year, Dickinson Law also will welcome Brent E. Newton as a Practitioner in Residence and Emily Spottswood as a Visiting Professor of Law. Newton will teach courses in the areas of civil procedure, professional responsibility and remedies, and Spottswood will teach courses in the areas of criminal law and evidence.