Transformative Thinkers

OVERVIEW

An increasing demand for specialization and the intense competition among peer institutions to recruit and retain the nation’s most preeminent scholars are critical factors in the Law School’s ability to teach the full range of our curriculum. Hiring the best, most accomplished faculty members will be a focused and deliberate effort, enhancing Penn Law’s leadership in emerging areas of law, such as technology, privacy, and intellectual property, and in more established areas of practice, such as criminal justice and international trade.

We envision enhancing our national research reputation by providing support for additional faculty chairs; merit- and need-based scholarships for students focused in these fields (including tuition, research, and teaching support); new courses and workshops that cross fields and schools; faculty research; national conferences and symposia; visiting scholars and leaders from practice; one or more new student and/or faculty journals; named lectures for prominent figures in the field; and commensurate administrative infrastructure.

To maximize support and visibility, the programs will continue to partner with other Penn schools, including Annenberg, Arts and Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, and Wharton, as well as the National Constitution Center.

Supporting Stories

Prof. David Hoffman Finds That Philadelphia Tenants Face Increasingly Hostile Legal Terrain

Prof. Hoffman’s research offers an unprecedented glimpse into the Philadelphia rental housing market based on nearly 170,000 residential leases.

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Prof. Tani L’07 Leads Law School’s Legal History Consortium

The Consortium exemplifies the Law School’s commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to legal education.

stories

Georgetown Names Rangita de Silva de Alwis As Clinton Fellow

Professor de Silva de Alwis be affiliated with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) as a Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow on Gender Equity 2021-2022.

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Prof. David Hoffman Finds That Philadelphia Tenants Face Increasingly Hostile Legal Terrain

Prof. Hoffman’s research offers an unprecedented glimpse into the Philadelphia rental housing market based on nearly 170,000 residential leases.

stories

Prof. Tani L’07 Leads Law School’s Legal History Consortium

The Consortium exemplifies the Law School’s commitment to an interdisciplinary approach to legal education.

stories

Georgetown Names Rangita de Silva de Alwis As Clinton Fellow

Professor de Silva de Alwis be affiliated with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS) as a Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellow on Gender Equity 2021-2022.

news