Dickinson Law hosts Vietnamese delegation

January 23, 2020

CARLISLE, Pa. — Academic leaders from Hanoi Law University in Vietnam met with Penn State Dickinson Law administrators, faculty and staff on the Dickinson Law campus Jan. 15-17, to discuss collaboration between the two law schools.

Emily Michiko Morris, director of non-J.D. programs and visiting associate professor at Dickinson Law, coordinated the visit for both parties, which came to fruition after Danielle M. Conway, dean and Donald J. Farage Professor of Law at Dickinson Law, was contacted by one of her close friends and co-authors who has been working with Hanoi Law University for many years. In fact, Dickinson Law is one of only two U.S. law schools that the Hanoi Law University delegation visited for the purposes of collaboration.

During the three-day visit, the delegation met with representatives from Academic Affairs, Admissions and Financial Aid, Alumni Relations, Career Services, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Law Library, Marketing and Communications, and Student Services, as well as with current international juris doctor and master of law students to learn more about their experience at Dickinson Law. They also met Thomas Ignatius Vanaskie, juris doctor 1978, former U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and former Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; John E. Jones III, juris doctor 1980, judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania; and Heidi Freese, juris doctor 2001, federal public defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

Van Quang Nguyen, associate professor of law and head of the International Cooperation Department, Hanoi Law University, shared enthusiasm for the opportunity to visit and believes it was valuable for everyone. “Penn State is one of the top research and teaching institutions in the world, which makes it a top choice for furthering our education and research initiatives for both students and faculty,” said Nguyen. “I look forward to our next steps.”

Hanoi Law University delegation members who visited Dickinson Law include Acting Rector Tran Quang Huy, Associate Professor and Director of the International Cooperation Department Nguyen Van Quang, Associate Professor and Dean of the Criminal Law Faculty Cao Thi Oanh, Vice Dean of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Faculty Doan Thi To Uyen, Vice Dean of the International Law Faculty Nguyen Thi Kim Hgan, Director of the Department of Foreign Languages Dinh Thi Phuong Hoa, and Director of the Department of Training Inspection Trinh Thi Thu Huong.

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Last Updated April 15, 2021