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Dionne E. Anthon
Assistant Professor of Legal Methods

B.S., University of Pennsylvania
M.B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

E-mail: deanthon@widener.edu
Phone: 717.541.3919

Dionne E. Anthon is an Assistant Legal Methods Professor at Widener’s Harrisburg Campus. Professor Anthon earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as a Production Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law and was elected to the Order of the Coif. Professor Anthon was also an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor at Penn Law, teaching a year-long legal research and writing course to a section of first-year students.

Prior to entering law school, Professor Anthon worked in the Information Technology Consulting field as an instructor and a manager at Price Waterhouse and Deloitte Consulting.

Before joining Widener’s faculty, Professor Anthon served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Christopher C. Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. With Judge Conner, Professor Anthon assisted in all aspects of civil and criminal cases before the court, including researching and drafting opinions, orders, and memoranda; participating in discovery conferences, oral arguments, hearings, pre-trial and settlement conferences, trials, and criminal sentencings; and drafting jury instructions.

Professor Anthon has a passion for teaching, assessment, and technology. She has presented teaching ideas at several national conferences. Professor Anthon is currently developing an “enhanced” rubric—an application that will allow professors, without manual effort, to provide faster feedback to students, to track students’ overall performance, and to discover areas of strength and weakness of all students.

Selected Recent Publications
  • Unconventional Decisions: Challenging the Use of Hotel Taxes in Convention Center Projects, 7 U. Pa. J. Const. L. 533 (2004).