PROFESSOR GAUDION’S STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN JOINT CYBERSPACE EXERCISE WITH THE U.S. ARMY WAR COLLEGE
February 2022 — Professor Amy Gaudion’s students recently participated in the 2022 Joint Cyberspace Law & Policy Simulation, an annual collaboration between Penn State Dickinson Law and the U.S. Army War College. In this simulation, now in its fifth year, teams of Dickinson Law and U.S. Army War College students work on interdisciplinary teams to resolve an international cyberspace dispute.
The U.S. Army War College (USAWC) is located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, about two miles from Dickinson Law. As part of the law school’s collaborative initiatives with the USAWC, Dickinson Law hosts an annual cyberspace law and policy exercise each spring. The 1.5 day simulation examines international cyber laws and norms and serves as the capstone activity for law students in Professor Gaudion’s Cyberspace Law & Policy Simulation course at Dickinson Law, and students in Cyberspace Issues: Fundamentals and Strategy, a graduate level course in the USAWC’s Master in Strategic Studies program. In this simulation exercise, student teams represent nation-states, non-government entities, and the private sector as they attempt to resolve a complex cyberspace issue in a real-world U.N. setting. Dean Conway, who retired from the U.S. Army in 2016 after 27 years of combined active, reserve, and national guard service, gave the welcoming remarks for this year’s program.
Amy C. Gaudion is the associate dean for academic affairs and professor of lawyering skills at Penn State Dickinson Law. Her scholarship focuses on national security law, cyberspace, and civilian-military relations, and she leads Dickinson Law’s national security and cyberspace programs.