Michael R. Dimino, Sr. is an Associate Professor of Law on Widener's Harrisburg Campus. Professor Dimino is an honors-program graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned baccalaureate degrees, summa cum laude, in Political Science and History (1998); and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D., 2001), where he was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy.
After graduating from law school, Professor Dimino served as Chief Clerk to Associate Judge Albert M. Rosenblatt of the New York State Court of Appeals, and then clerked for Senior Circuit Judge Laurence H. Silberman of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and Judge Paul L. Friedman of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
Professor Dimino joined the Widener faculty in July 2004 and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, election law, the First Amendment, the Fourth Amendment, legislation, constitutional criminal procedure, federal courts and Supreme Court politics. His scholarship focuses on rights of political participation and judicial selection methods. Professor Dimino is the 2011 Recipient of the Douglas E. Ray Award for Excellence in Faculty Scholarship.
- B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo
- J.D., Harvard University
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