Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Conversations: A Dialogue with Dean Danielle M. Conway

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Join us for an enlightening one-on-one conversation with renowned leader and legal scholar, Dean Danielle M. Conway of Penn State Dickinson Law. 

Whether you're a student, educator, legal professional, or advocate for social change, this webinar offers a unique opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue, gain new perspectives, and contribute to the ongoing journey towards justice and equality in legal education and beyond. 

With Dean Conway’s expertise in the classroom and leadership at the forefront of the Antiracist Development Institute, she will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities faced in fostering a more inclusive legal education environment. We will discuss all things diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in legal education including the future trajectory of DEIB efforts after Students for Fair Admissions, the value of vulnerability, the importance of allyship, and how to be positive despite hurdles to progress.

This event is co-sponsored by Roger Williams University School of Law, City University of New York School of Law, George Washington University Law School, Berkeley Law, and JURIST.

1:00 - 2:00 PM EST


In 2021, RWU Law began sponsoring an ongoing Integrating Doctrine & Diversity Speaker Series in collaboration with CUNY School of Law and JURIST. Each previous installment has been attended by hundreds of legal education professionals from across the country.



Danielle M. Conway
Dean Danielle M. Conway of Penn State Dickinson Law. 

Danielle M. Conway is the Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. A leading expert in procurement law, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property law, Dean Conway joined Dickinson Law after serving for four years as dean of the University of Maine School of Law and 14 years on the faculty of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law. Dean Conway’s scholarly agenda and speeches have focused on, among other areas, advocating for public education and for actualizing the rights of marginalized groups and promoting systemic equity in legal education and the profession. Under her leadership, Dickinson Law’s Antiracist Development Institute (ADI) was created to facilitate the dismantling of structures that scaffold systemic racial inequality by using a systems design approach focused on implementing antiracist practices, processes, and policies throughout organizations.

Dean Conway is the co-recipient of the inaugural Association of American Law Schools’ (AALS) Impact Award, which recognized her work in co-curating the Law Deans Antiracist Clearinghouse Project, a webpage for law deans, faculty, and the public that contains resources and information related to addressing systemic racism in law and legal education. Dean Conway is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a member of the AALS Executive Committee, and a director of the AccessLex Institute.


Nicole P. Dyszlewski
Nicole P. Dyszlewski

Nicole P. Dyszlewski is one of the editors of Integrating Doctrine and Diversity: Inclusion and Equity in the Law School Classroom. She currently serves as a Professor and the Director of Special Programs, Academic Affairs at Roger Williams University School of Law. She received a B.A. from Hofstra University, a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. She is a member of the Massachusetts State Bar and the Rhode Island State Bar. Her areas of interest are mass incarceration, access to justice, and systems of race and gender inequality in law. Nicole was the 2020 recipient of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Volunteer Service Award and the 2015 recipient of the AALL Emerging Leader Award.