J Palmer Lockard, II
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Civil Law Clinic

B.A., Drew University
J.D., Washington and Lee University School of Law

E-mail: jlockard@mail.widener.edu
Phone: 717.541.3924

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

  • Summary Judgment in Pennsylvania: Time for Another Look at Credibility Issues, 35 Duq. L. Rev. 625 (1997).