Laurel S. Terry
Harvey A. Feldman Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Penn State Dickinson School of Law
Professor Laurel Terry is a leading scholar of legal ethics and the international and inter-jurisdictional regulation of the legal profession. A three-time Fulbright grant recipient, her research interests include global regulatory initiatives, including recent structural reforms in Australia and the UK, the application of the World Trade Organization’s GATS agreement to legal services, lawyer confidentiality and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, and the effect of the Bologna Process on legal education. She teaches Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure and a seminar on Cross-Border Legal Practice.
Laurel is active in international, national, and state organizations involved with lawyer regulation. As a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) World Trade Organization Working Group, she has represented the IBA before the WTO and the United Nations. She is a former chair of the Professional Responsibility Section of the Association of American Law Schools and serves on several AALS committees. Laurel is a special advisor to the ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services and is a consultant to the Conference of Chief Justices’ International Agreements Committee. She also serves on the International Legal Education Committee of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar and on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s legal ethics committee.
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Order of the Coif, and the American Law Institute, Laurel is a former law clerk for the Hon. Alfred T. Goodwin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Before her academic career, she practiced with a large law firm in Portland, Oregon. She received a B.A. in Literature (English & Greek) from the University of California San Diego and a J.D. from the University of California Los Angeles School of Law.