Our Virtual Experience

Orientation

Although we would love to host you on campus, Dickinson Law has suspended all in-person activities in accordance with recommendations from the federal government that call for restricting of all gatherings of more than 10 people. In light of this, and because we value the health and well-being of the Dickinson Law community as well as visitors to our campus, we’ve created virtual content exclusively for our admitted students so that in the meantime, you can still visit with us!

Virtual Admitted Student Open House

VIDEO: About Our Virtual Open House
Bekah Saidman-Krauss, Assistant Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid

VIDEO: Welcome to Dickinson Law
Danielle M. Conway, Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law

VIDEO: Financial Aid for Admitted Students
Rebecca Schreiber, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

VIDEO: Introduction to the Career Services Office 
Alison Lintal, Director of Career Services and Internship Programs

Virtual Law School Class

Contracts
Tuesday, March 31 – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. EST

Don’t miss this opportunity to virtually participate in Contracts, a 1L class taught by Assistant Professor of Law Mohamed Rali Badissy. In addition to viewing Professor Badissy’s lecture, participants will receive a reading assignment in advance, and will have the opportunity to offer insights and ask questions live during class via direct chat feed with a current student. Here’s how it works:

  • Email Dean Saidman-Krauss by 4 p.m. EST on Thursday, March 26, to register.
  • You will receive an email confirmation on Friday, March 27, with a reading assignment, a Zoom link to join the class, and a NearPod code to take live quizzes conducted during the class.
  • Following class, Professor Badissy and current students will remain on Zoom and answer questions you may have.
LIVE Zoom Session

Friday, April 3 – 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST 

Meet us online! The Office of Admissions and Financial Aid will host a LIVE Zoom session exclusively for admitted students with Dickinson Law professors and current students. Meet future classmates, chat with faculty, and learn more about the incredible community you will be joining at Dickinson Law. Link will follow closer to date.

Virtual Tour

Walk the halls of our law school. See our courtroom from every angle. Tour the picturesque town of Carlisle. Familiarize yourself with our community and all it has to offer before you visit us in person. Experience Dickinson Law today by taking our virtual tour.

Virtual Meetings with Current Students and Professors

A key advantage of Dickinson Law is that we are well-positioned at the forefront of technology and innovation. Please email us at dickinsonlaw@psu.edu to schedule a virtual meeting with current students and professors who can answer any questions you have about life as a law student at Dickinson Law, living in Carlisle, faculty and student collaboration, and more.

Student Video Series

Hear from current law students about what to expect in law school, campus and community involvement, internships, advice for selecting a law school, and more:

MICHAELA BURGESS ’22

ZACHARY GIHORSKI ’20

ALLISON GRADY ’20

AARON HOLLAND ’22

JON KRISKO ’20

KATE KUHN ’22

COURTNEY McMONAGLE ’21

Faculty Video Series

Our faculty members discuss why they chose Dickinson Law as their academic home, experiential learning opportunities, advice for students in preparing for 1L year, and more:

AMY C. GAUDION, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Lawyering Skills

DERMOT GROOME, Professor of Law and Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar

  • Tell us about your Criminal Law course for 1Ls and experiential learning opportunities related to this this course.
  • VIDEO: Professor Groome briefs students, faculty, and staff on Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision — One of the benefits our intentionally small size is being able to quickly connect on what's timely in the legal world. Following action by the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on March 5 to overturn a lower court decision and authorize the Prosecutor to investigate crimes alleged to have taken place in Afghanistan, Professor Dermot Groome, an international criminal law expert and former senior war crimes prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, organized a briefing at Dickinson Law on March 6 to explain the significance of this event. With students, faculty, and staff in attendance at the briefing, Professor Groome shared insight about Appeals Chamber’s decision, discussed possible implications (including allegations against U.S. personnel and creating the possibility of the ICC issuing arrest warrants for US citizens despite the US not being a member of the court), and explored potential next steps from the US. Watch Professor Groome's video briefing.

LUCY JOHNSTON-WALSH, Professor of Clinical Law and Director, Children's Advocacy Clinic

MATTHEW B. LAWRENCE, Assistant Professor of Law

ANNE TOOMEY McKENNA, Distinguished Scholar of Cyber Law and Policy, Dickinson Law and ICS Associate and Professor of Practice, Penn State Institute for CyberScience

KATHERINE C. PEARSON, Professor of Law and Arthur L. and Sandra S. Piccone Faculty Scholar

THOMAS PLACE, Professor of Law and William Trickett Faculty Scholar

SAMANTHA J. PRINCE, Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills and Entrepreneurship

MARTIN SKLADANY, Assistant Professor of Law