Dickinson Law dean re-elected to AccessLex Institute board of directors

Press Release: 

CARLISLE, Pa. — Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law, and David A. Brennan, immediate past dean and Frost, Brown and Todd Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky’s J. David Rosenberg College of Law, have been re-elected to the AccessLex Institute board of directors.

AccessLex Institute, headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit organization committed to helping talented, purpose-driven students find their path from aspiring lawyer to fulfilled professional.

Conway and Brennan will each serve a three-year term as a Class A Director, beginning April 1, 2022. Class A Directors, who represent a majority of the Board, are elected directly by AccessLex Member law schools during a process that concludes at the Company’s annual meeting, which occurred on Oct. 27.

Conway joined the AccessLex Board in 2020. She is a leading expert in procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law, and is the author or editor of six books and casebooks, as well as numerous book chapters, articles and essays. Her scholarly agenda and speeches have focused on, among other areas, advocating for public education and for actualizing the rights of marginalized groups, including Indigenous peoples, minorities, and members of rural communities. Conway is one of five Black women law deans to have recently curated the AALS Law Deans Anti-Racist Clearinghouse Project. She also serves as one of three co-chairs of the Select Penn State Presidential Commission on Racism, Bias and Community Safety.

“Danielle and David have been valued, contributing members of the AccessLex team for several years now,” said Christopher P. Chapman, AccessLex president and chief executive officer. “This vote of confidence by their law school peers reflects the leadership position they hold in the legal education community. We are honored to have them to help guide our organization into the future.”