General Information

Gary S. Gildin, Dean, Dickinson Law

Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Dickinson Law offers both a J.D. and LL.M. program. Established in 1834 as the first law school in Pennsylvania and as one of the oldest law schools in the country, Dickinson Law has a rich legacy in experiential learning complemented by a rigorous academic program in an intimate yet challenging environment.

The Law School’s commitment to its Practice Greatness mission ensures that students graduate profession-ready as newly minted lawyers proficient in theory as well as doctrine, capable of communicating with and learning from other disciplines, and vested with the full range of practical lawyering skills and extra-legal competencies necessary to most effectively perform as legal professionals at the local, state, national, transnational, and international levels. You’ll learn from our accomplished faculty—preeminent scholars who have spent years practicing law—and continue to engage nationally and around the world with the legal profession through pro bono litigation, scholarship and more.

We are extremely proud of the accomplished and diverse group of scholars who chose Dickinson Law to practice greatness. Explore the profile of our most recently admitted class to learn more about our first-year law students.