The Dickinson Law Review is a student-run journal serving the legal community by presenting analysis and commentary on relevant topics.

For 112 years, our law review was published solely from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. In 2003, several years after the Dickinson School of Law and the Pennsylvania State University merged to form the Pennsylvania State University’s Dickinson School of Law, the unified law review began publishing under the Penn State Law Review name. In 2016, when the two Pennsylvania State University law school campuses split to form two separately accredited law schools, the journal at the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle returned to its proud heritage under the Dickinson Law Review title, while the journal at the University Park campus resumed publication as the Penn State Law Review.

The Dickinson Law Review was published under several names throughout its storied history:

  • The Forum (1897–1908): Vols. 1–12
  • Dickinson Law Review (1908–2003): Vols. 13–107
  • Penn State Law Review (2003–2017): Vols. 108–121
  • Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present): Vols. 122 onwards

See About Dickinson Law Review for more information about the history of the law review.

Current Issue: Volume 122, Issue 3 (2018)
Dickinson Law Review Symposium Issue: Access to Justice: Innovations and Challenges in Providing Assistance to Pro Se Litigants

Front Matter



Educating the New Lawyer: Teaching Lawyers to Offer Unbundled and Other Client-Centric Services
Forrest S. Mosten, Julie Macfarlane, and Elizabeth Potter Scully