EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 57: Conversation with Danielle Conway

EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 57: Conversation with Danielle Conway



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EdUp Legal Podcast with Host Patty Roberts

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Digital Commons at St. Mary's University


In today’s episode, we welcome Dean Danielle M. Conway, someone I admire and who has inspired me since before I was Dean. Dean Conway is the Dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Penn State Dickinson Law. Dean Conway shares her extraordinary efforts in starting the Law Dean’s Anti-Racist Clearinghouse Project, which launched in 2020, along with her colleagues, Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig, Dean Kimberly Mutcherson, Dean Carla Pratt, and Dean Danielle Holley-Walker. Dean Conway tells us that this project was born out of the pain and frustration felt after the murder of George Floyd and other black and brown people, and the lack of protection under the law for them. She tells us how the strong bond between the five resonated throughout the entire legal academy, which gives all of us great hope that it will help transform the system of laws and society. You will learn how Dean Conway is changing the world with the Anti-Racist Development Institute (ADI). This complementary organization will educate subscribers on identifying and implementing anti-racist and anti-racism policies, practices. There are more than 31 law schools involved and 80 contributors from over 200 law schools who will write chapters for the book series, which is the platform for the ADI. Dean Conway shares with us the initiatives she has taken at her law school and the difference they have made, including an increase in the number of faculty of color from 12% to 30% since 2019. Dean Conway also shares how the support of her husband and the leadership team at Penn State University help her manage to be Dean of a law school, lead the way in anti-racism efforts, and keep up with the Clearinghouse Project, all while being a mom to a ten-year-old. Dean Conway concludes with her predictions for the future of legal education, which she believes will transform how equality and the rule of law are taught.


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EdUp Legal, podcast, Dean Patty Roberts, St. Mary's University School of Law, legal education, legal scholarship, law professor, Danielle M. Conway, Penn State Dickinson Law, Law Dean’s Anti-Racist Clearinghouse Project, Onwuachi-Willig, Kimberly Mutcherson, Carla Pratt, Danielle Holley-Walker, George Floyd, protection under the law, Anti-Racist Development Institute, anti-racism policies


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October 2023



EdUp Legal Podcast, Episode 57: Conversation with Danielle Conway