Associate Professor of Law
Director, Civil Law Clinic
B.A., Drew University
J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law
J Palmer Lockard, II is Associate Professor of Law at Widener's Harrisburg campus and Director of the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic. Professor Lockard received a B.A. from Drew University in 1973, and a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1978.
Following graduation from law school, Professor Lockard was in Private Practice in Belchertown, Massachusetts, from 1979-80. He then served as VISTA Attorney for the Central Massachusetts Legal Services, Worcester, Massachusetts from 1980-81, as Staff Attorney for Northern Pennsylvania Legal Services in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in 1981-82, as Staff Attorney for Hyatt Legal Services in Allentown, Pennsylvania, from 1982-83, while serving as Instructor, American Institute for Paralegal Services, Scranton & Allentown, Pennsylvania. Professor Lockard was Executive Director of the Schuylkill County Legal Services in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, from 1984-89.
Professor Lockard joined the faculty at Widener in 1989 as Legal Methods Instructor and served in that capacity until 1991. From 1991-96, Professor Lockard served as Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic. He was also Coordinator of Clinical Programs on the Harrisburg Campus from 1993-96.
Professor Lockard is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, and he teaches and writes in the areas of Creditor's Rights, Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic, Family Law. Selected Recent Publications Articles
- Summary Judgment in Pennsylvania: Time for Another Look at Credibility Issues, 35 Duq. L. Rev. 625 (1997).