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Dickinson Law School Benefits From Penn State Affiliation, Dean Glenn Tells Board
September 7, 2000
University Park, Pa. -- The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University continues to reap the benefits of its affiliation with Penn State while embracing the challenges of continuing to provide a high-quality legal education in an increasingly technology-driven environment, law school dean Peter G. Glenn told the Board of Trustees today (Sept. 7).

Efforts in admissions and fund-raising of the law school are particularly successful in the wake of the merger of the two institutions that became official on July 1.

Dean Glenn cited an overall admissions application increase of 75 percent in four years, including a 35 percent increase in the past year. In addition to the increase in numbers, there is a significant improvement in the credentials of the 184 members of this year's entering class, which is no larger than classes of previous years.

Admissions success is matched by an impressive increase in giving to the school. Glenn cited recent gifts that have created two endowed professorships, one endowed faculty chair and a scholarship program which partially funds the tuition of three law students per year. Total giving to Dickinson since July 1997 is in excess of $11 million.

"Dickinson must keep pace with advances in technology," said Glenn, who expressed his pleasure with the technology support given to Dickinson by Penn State. As part of his report, Dean Glenn also paid tribute to the recent accomplishments of Dickinson faculty members, including Louis F. Del Duca, who recently was named as the president-elect of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law.

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Contact: Beth Esler, Director of Law School Relations and Executive Assistant to the Dean (717) 241-3519