Danielle Conway Named Dean of Penn State’s Dickinson Law School

Danielle M. Conway has been named dean of Dickinson Law School at Pennsylvania State University. She will begin her new role on July 1, 2019.

Professor Conway has served as dean and professor at the University of Maine School of Law since 2015. Before that, she served as a faculty member at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii Manoa from 2000 to 2014, as a faculty member of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law from 1998 to 2000, and as a faculty member of the Georgetown University Law Center from 1996 to 1998. Her teaching interests include intellectual property law, licensing intellectual property, international intellectual property law, internet law and policy, and government contract law.

Professor Conway is a member of the Membership Review Committee and recently completed a three-year term on the Steering Committee of the Deans Forum for the Association of American Law Schools. She is a council member of the American Bar Association’s Section of State and Local Government Law, an elected member of the American Law Institute and a Fulbright Senior Scholar. In the community, she has served as a trustee of the Portland Museum of Art and on the boards of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Greater Portland. In 2016, she retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of military service.

“I am honored to serve as the next dean of Penn State’s Dickinson Law. I consider this an opportunity to be a leader among leaders in promoting the rule of law, stewarding our constitutional democracy and creating concrete graduate and professional school pathways for our students,” said Professor Conway. “I am eager to work with the extraordinary students, staff, faculty, administration, and alumni and friends at Penn State, generally, and at Dickinson Law, specifically. As well, I am thrilled to return to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the place of my birth and the place that fueled my dreams of attaining a college education.”

Professor Conway holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University, a master of laws degree from George Washington University, and a juris doctorate from Howard University.

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