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About Laurel S. Terry

Laurel S. Terry is a three-time Fulbright recipient who writes and teaches about the impact of globalization on the legal profession, especially with respect to regulatory issues. Her scholarship has identified emerging issues for the legal profession and urged stakeholder engagement, new initiatives, and regulatory reform.
She has participated in numerous academic conferences in the U.S. and elsewhere and has delivered two named ethics lectures. In addition to academic conferences, she has been invited to speak about her scholarship 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, and the recently-created International Conference of Legal Regulators.
Her recent scholarship has focused on the need for regulatory objectives, proactive lawyer regulation, and an international network of lawyer regulators. She also has written about the impact on the legal profession of the GATS, FATF, the Bologna Process, antitrust initiatives, and recent UK and Australian reforms.
She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif, and the American Law Institute. 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, as an extern for the Hon. J.L. Oakes of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and practiced in the litigation department of a large law firm in Portland, Oregon.


Present H. Laddie Montague Chair in Law and Professor of Law at Penn State University, Penn State Dickinson Law

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Elected Member, American Law Institute
  • Order of the Coif
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Contact Information

Penn State Dickinson Law
150 S. College St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
(717) 240-5262


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Book Chapters (4)

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