Danielle Conway Honored by the George Washington University Law School

Danielle M. Conway, dean and the Donald J. Farage professor of law of at the Dickinson Law School at Pennsylvania State University, was named the 2020 recipient of the Belva Ann Lockwood Award from the alumni association of the George Washington University Law School. The award recognizes the accomplishments and pioneering spirit of women leaders in the legal profession.

As the first person of color and the first woman to serve as dean of Dickinson Law, Conway focuses on the law’s fundamental purpose to foster an organized, civilized society and create collective community engagement and progress. She inspires students to see in the law the power to protect individuals and their communities by drawing on core values such as liberty, equality, equity, inclusiveness, and fairness.

Professor Conway took over the leadership of Dickinson Law in July 2019. From 2015 to 2019, she served as dean and professor at the University of Maine School of Law. 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.

In 2016, Professor Conway retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of lieutenant colonel after 27 years of combined active, reserve, and national guard service. She 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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