University of Denver

Laurel S. Terry

Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

Laurel Terry is the Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at Penn State’s Dickinson Law in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which is one of two ABA-accredited Penn State law schools. She is responsible for teaching two new required courses that have been added to the Dickinson Law curriculum: Practicing Law in a Global World: Contexts and Competencies I & II.

These courses draw upon Laurel’s expertise in globalization and regulation of the legal profession. She has written about emerging issues for the legal profession and urged stakeholder engagement, new initiatives, and regulatory reform. During the 2016 AALS Annual Meeting, she will participate in a panel entitled "Challenges Facing the Legal Profession and Strategies to Address Them" that is chaired by Professor Deborah Rhode and includes Dean Martha Minow. In addition to academic conferences, Laurel has been invited to speak to the Conference of Chief Justices, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the National Organization of Bar Counsel, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the CCBE, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, IILACE, the recently-created International Conference of Legal Regulators, and regulators in the U.S. and Canada.

Laurel is a three-time Fulbright recipient, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif, and the American Law Institute, and serves on the boards of the International Association of Legal Ethics and LawWithoutWalls™. Before her academic career, she served as a law clerk for the Hon. A.T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an extern for the Hon. J.L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She practiced law in the litigation department of a large law firm in Portland, Oregon.