Vietnamese delegation visits Dickinson Law to discuss international research and legal education partnership

CARLISLE, PA — 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.   
Emily Michiko Morris, director of non-J.D. programs and visiting associate professor at Dickinson Law, coordinated the visit for both parties, which came to fruition after Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Dickinson Law, was contacted by one of her close friends and co-authors who has been working with Hanoi Law University for many years. In fact, Dickinson Law is one of only two U.S. law schools that the Hanoi Law University delegation visited for the purposes of collaboration. 

During the three-day visit, the delegation met with representatives from Academic Affairs, Admissions and Financial Aid, Alumni Relations, Career Services, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library, Marketing and Communications, and Student Services, as well as with current international J.D. and LL.M. students to learn more about their experience at Dickinson Law. They also met Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie, J.D. ’78, former U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; John E. Jones III, J.D. ’80, Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and Heidi Freese, J.D. ‘01, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Van Quang Nguyen, associate professor of law and head of the International Cooperation Department, Hanoi Law University, shared enthusiasm for the opportunity to visit and believes it was valuable for everyone. “Penn State is one of the top research and teaching institutions in the world, which makes it a top choice for furthering our education and research initiatives for both students and faculty,” said Nguyen. “I look forward to our next steps.”   
Hanoi Law University delegation members that visited Dickinson Law include Acting Rector Dr. Tran Quang Huy, Associate Professor and Director of the International Cooperation Department Dr. Nguyen Van Quang, Associate Professor and Dean of the Criminal Law Faculty Dr. Cao Thi Oanh, Vice Dean of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Faculty Dr. Doan Thi To Uyen, Vice Dean of the International Law Faculty Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Hgan, Director of the Department of Foreign Languages Ms. Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa and Director of the Department of Training Inspection Ms. Trinh Thi Thu Huong.

Members from the Hanoi Law University delegation, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law Danielle M. Conway, and Director of Non-J.D. Programs and Visiting Associate Professor Emily Morris discuss opportunities for collaboration between the law schools during the delegation’s visit to Dickinson Law.