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Penn Law Is Now University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

The W. P. Carey Foundation, one of the leading supporters of educational institutions, has given Penn the largest gift ever to a law school: $125 million.

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Penn Law's International Programs Office Releases New Publication on Moral Leadership

Penn Law’s Office of International Programs has released the publication, “Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: Three Essays on Moral Leadership.”

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sujatha baliga L'99 Talks About Her Law School Experience

Earlier this fall, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced that restorative justice attorney sujatha baliga L’99 was chosen as a MacArthur Fellow and winner of a $625,000 award.

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Penn Law Professor Coglianese Elected to ALI

Coglianese specializes in the study of regulation and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative regulatory strategies.

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A Message From Dean Ted Ruger

Dean Ruger addresses concerns over the short form version of the Law School's name after the historic $125M gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation.

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CTIC Receives $350,000 Grant

The Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (CTIC) has secured a $350,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to provide a basis for evidence-based decision-making regarding the economics of digital services.

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Penn Law Is Now University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

The W. P. Carey Foundation, one of the leading supporters of educational institutions, has given Penn the largest gift ever to a law school: $125 million.

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CERL Welcomes New Board Member

General Joseph Votel, who retired from his 39-year military career in March 2019, has joined CERL’s Executive Board.

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Penn Law's Inaugural First Generation Fellows

Penn Law’s First Generation Professionals (FGP) Fellowship aims to break down real and perceived barriers to ease students’ paths into law school and the legal profession.

Six Penn Law Students Publish Investigation On Access To Justice In The Gambia

The report is based on the preliminary findings on access to justice and transitional justice in The Gambia following the authoritarian rule of Yahya Jammeh.

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The Clinton/Parker Suite and Wellness Week at Penn Law

Penn Law organized a Fall Wellness Week October 7-10, coinciding with the ABA's Law School Mental Health Day on October 10. The week culminated in the opening of the Clinton/Parker Wellness Suite.

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Penn Law Announces New "Future Of The Profession Initiative"

The Initiative will examine new ways law schools can adopt a holistic vision for the formation of lawyers - both during law school and throughout their careers.

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Law School Adds New Faculty For The 2019-2020 Academic Year

Three members were added to the faculty for 2019-2020, in addition to six professors that joined between 2016 and 2018.

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Penn Law Alumna sujatha baliga L'99 Receives MacArthur "Genius Grant"

baliga was honored for her work as the director of the Restorative Justice Project at Impact Justice in Oakland, California.

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Assoc. Dean de Silva de Alwis Co-Authors First Phase of Sustainable Development Study

She has co-authored a study with U.N. Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of U.N. Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on leadership in sustainable development.

Four Penn Law Professors Awarded Major Grants in Support of Research

Profs. Tom Baker, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Allison Hoffman, and Paul Heaton have each been awarded grants in support of their vital research and scholarship.

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Meet The JD Class of 2022

The class contains 250 students chosen from a pool of more than 6,400 applicants.

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Two Penn Law Students Win Diversity Scholarships From Morgan Lewis Foundation

Esther Kang L’21 WG’21 and Bhavin Shah L’21 have been awarded Diversity Scholarships by the Morgan Lewis Foundation.

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Penn Law LLM Class of 2020

On July 26, Penn Law welcomed 126 students from over 30 countries into the LLM Class of 2020, the largest LLM class the Law School has ever enrolled.

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Louis J. Capozzi III L'19 Selected For Supreme Court Clerkship

Recent Penn Law graduate Louis J. Capozzi III L’19 has been selected as a clerk for Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Garrison Todd L'18 MBE'18 Pursues Environmental Protection Through Catalyst Fellowship

Garrison Todd L’18, MBE’18 has joined Advocates for the West as a Catalyst Fellow, and through his work there he has engaged deeply with some of today’s most pressing issues in environmental law.

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Justin Prelogar L'20 Shares His Experience Working at the ICC

In the summer of 2018, Justin was one of three interns in the Office of the Director for the Division of External Operations at the International Criminal Court.

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Marissa Boyers Bluestine Joins Quattrone Center As Assistant Director

Bluestine joins the Quattrone Center after a decade leading the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, a non-profit dedicating to securing exoneration for individuals wrongfully convicted of crimes.

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Ariana Brill L'19 Awarded 2019 Equal Justice Works Fellowship

As a fellow, Brill will work to improve outcomes for court-involved youth in Harlem, New York.

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Eric Johnson L'05 Elected Mayor of Dallas, TX

Johnson won the election by roughly 15 percentage points. He will be inaugurated on June 17.

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Penn Law Recognized As A Leader In Law And Technology

Under the umbrella of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC), Penn Law rose from number 16 to a tie for number 8 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report law school specialty rankings.

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Penn Law Celebrates 30 Years of Public Service

In the three decades since the start of the Public Interest Program, nearly 7,000 students have provided more than 600,000 hours of pro bono service with over 350 community partners across the country and around the globe.

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Four Penn Law Students Receive CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships

Sanjay Jolly L'21, Roger Li L'21, Myles Lynch L'20, and Anna Sheu L'21 will work in internships in public interest or government organizations that focus on technology, intellectual property, cyber law, and related fields.

Penn Law Commencement 2019

On May 20, over 390 students graduated from Penn Law with a degree - JD, LLM, SJD, or Master in Law (ML).

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Penn Law Hosted Bestselling Author Elyn Saks

In an April 18 talk titled "Schizophrenia and I: Making Peace with Mental Illness," Prof. Saks, a law professor, described her efforts to craft a good life in the face of her prognosis.

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Penn Law Students Reached Quarter-Finals In Williams Institute Moot Court Competition

The competition is the only moot court in the country focusing exclusively on legal issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Penn Law Faculty, Law Review Top Best Corporate And Securities Articles List

Professors Jill Fisch, Jonah Gelbach, and Jonathan Klick were among the faculty whose research was recognized by The Corporate Practice Commentator.

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Penn Law Launches MOOCs On Intellectual Property And Regulatory Compliance

These eight new massive open online courses (MOOCs) will bring legal education to learners far beyond the traditional pool of J.D., LLM, and ML candidates.

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ACS Names Two Penn Law Students Next Generation Leaders

The American Constitution Society (ACS) has selected Allison Person L'20 and Jon Gould L'19 as Next Generation Leaders.

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Penn Law Signs MOU With Hebrew University Of Jerusalem

The Memorandum of Understanding enables faculty exchanges, student exchanges, and collaborative scholarly opportunities between the two universities.

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2019 Penn Law Commencement Address

Kalpana Kotagal L'05 is a co-creator of the innovative "Inclusion Rider" that has helped reform Hollywood hiring practices.

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Legal Intelligencer Recognizes Penn Law Alumni For Professional Excellence

Nine Penn Law alumni are among the winners of awards for 2019.

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Radhika Saxena LLM'19 Awarded 2019-20 Arthur C. Helton Fellowship

The postgraduate Helton fellowship will help support Saxena during next year during her tenure as the International Legal Fellow with Women Enabled International.

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Penn Law Federalist Society Wins 2019 Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the Year Award

The student group received the award at Penn Law on March 20 during the chapter’s annual symposium.

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Why I Give - Osagie Imasogie GL'85 and Seth Plattus L'86

In this video, the Campaign Co-Chairs for the Power of Penn Law campaign - Osagie Imasogie GL'85 and Seth Plattus L'86 - share their reasons for supporting the Law School.

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Quattrone Center Named As Part Of Arnold Ventures' New Partnership For Pretrial Justice

Penn Law’s Quattrone Center has joined the National Partnership for Pretrial Justice, a group of more than 30 research, technical assistance, policy, and advocacy organizations.

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Penn Law To Partner With U.S. Army War College For Exercise

Penn Law will host a unique, two-day international strategic crisis and negotiation exercise on March 15 and 16.

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Penn Law #1 In The Country For New Grads' Employment Outcomes in 2020: U.S. News

Penn Law is once again the number one law school in the country for employment outcomes, according to the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings of law schools.

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Penn Law's Outreach Program Helps Prepare Diverse College Students To Apply To Law School

In partnership with Penn Law’s expanding Inclusion and Engagement Initiatives, the Outreach Program is growing, with the goal of expanding participating undergraduate schools and increasing law student participation.

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Prof. Roberts To Deliver Keynote Address at Rutgers-Newark Commencement

University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Dorothy Roberts will deliver the keynote address at the university’s 2019 commencement ceremony on May 22.

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Penn Law Creates Tailored Program For First Generation Students

The Penn Law First Generation Fellows program is open to those who are among the first in their families to attend graduate or professional school.

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Penn Law, Temple, and Drexel Jointly Offer Course on Future of Criminal Justice Reform

Students at Penn Law, Temple, and Drexel will learn how to work toward an end to mass incarceration and how to incorporate policy into their advocacy.

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Prof. Robinson Appointed To National Academy of Sciences Committee on Law and Justice

Robinson is the Colin S. Diver Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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Prof. Coglianese Appointed to National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Coglianese will contribute to a project examining and reviewing the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (BSEE) Offshore Oil and Gas Operations Inspection Program.

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Penn Law Receives Gifts Totaling $5.7 Million

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has received a group of gifts totaling $5.7 million to expand access to legal education and foster innovative scholarship and teaching by renowned legal academics.

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Steven Mills L'19 And Greta Wiessner L'19 Win 2019 Keedy Cup

The four finalists argued New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, a pending Supreme Court case testing whether a court or an arbitrator is the appropriate body to decide whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) applies to a contract.

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New Video Series Examines How Penn Law Students Thrive

Each video features an individual student and explores the unique ways they have learned to thrive during their time at Penn Law.

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Rulli To Receive Award From American Association of Law Schools

Prof. Rulli will receive the prestigious Father Robert Drinan Award of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities.

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Penn Law Appoints Praveen Kosuri To Lead Clinical Programs

In his new role, Kosuri will assume responsibility for the oversight and development of Penn Law’s longstanding clinical program, the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies.

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Quattrone Center Partners With Baltimore To Learn From Wrongful Conviction

The Center and the city seek to learn from a comprehensive root cause analysis report on the case of Malcolm J. Bryant.

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Product By Former Clinic Client Named Among Best Inventions Of The Year

Lia Diagnostics, Inc., worked with the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic in 2015 to patent its innovative new paper pregnancy test.

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Hot Topics In Antitrust

On December 5th, the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition and the Leo Model Foundation Government and Public Affairs Initiative hosted a panel on recent antitrust legislation.

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Penn Law Hosts Annual Dinner For Model Foundation GSPAI

Penn Law held its annual dinner recognizing students involved in the Leo Model Foundation Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative.

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Penn Law Announces 2018-2019 Leo Model Foundation GSPAI Visiting Policy Fellows

This year’s Visiting Policy Fellows are Sozi Pedro Tulante, Ilana Eisenstein L’04, and Joshua Wright.

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Penn Law To Launch Unique Pilot Program For Attorney Well-Being Into Curriculum

This curricular module will expose students to the latest data about risks to health and career satisfaction among practicing lawyers, and equip them with tools to promote awareness and well-being in their future careers.

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EDPA U.S. Attorney William McSwain Gives Veterans Week Keynote Address

McSwain delivered the keynote address at Penn Law about the importance of military values and civil civic discourse.

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ILE Hosts Lecture on Emergence of IP as Global Currency

Penn Law’s Institute for Law and Economics hosted a Law and Entrepreneurship Lecture featuring Osagie Imasogie LLM’85, Senior Managing Partner at PIPV Capital.

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CERL Launches Blog on National Security, International Conflict, and Governance

The blog will feature writing by CERL fellows, interns, staff, and board members, along with CERL conference participants and other guest experts.

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Penn Law Hosts 2nd Annual Veterans Week

Veterans Week is a week of programming to engage and inform the Law School community about the experiences of veterans in the legal profession and to honor veterans for their service.

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Penn Law Convenes Global Diplomats for Discussion on International Conflicts

On November 9, a panel of global diplomats gathered at Penn Law to discuss the topics of international conflict resolution and ethics in negotiation.

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John Legend C'99 Moderates Panel at Penn Law

The panel discussed the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive established by Congress in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

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Penn Law Alumni Win Federal and State Offices in 2018 Elections

Law School alumni won elections in Pennsylvania, Colorado, and Texas.

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Maya Wiley Discusses Racial and Gender Politics At Annual Higginbotham Lecture

Wiley spoke at Penn Law’s annual Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Lecture about gender and racial injustice in the current American political landscape.

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Former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster Delivers 2018 Haaga Lecture

McMaster delivered this year’s Paul G. Haaga, Jr. Lecture in Law, Government, and Public Policy on the threat Russian new generation warfare poses to the free world.

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Penn Law Hosts Discussions on Women in Corporate Leadership

Brande Stellings came to Penn Law to share her perspective on her experience as a woman in the corporate workplace, and why female leadership on corporate boards is more important than ever.

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Law School Adds New Faculty, Fellows For 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Law School continues to expand its full-time faculty and has welcomed several new academic fellows.

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Gordon Receives Arrington-Prucha Prize From Western History Association

Sarah Barringer Gordon is a recipient of the Arrington-Prucha Prize for her article, “Fatal Convergence in the Kingdom of God: The Mountain Meadows Massacre in American History.”

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Penn Law Alumni Society Celebrates Distinguished Graduates At 2018 Awards Ceremony

On October 18, 2018, the Penn Law Alumni Society honored distinguished alumni for their professional accomplishments and service to the Law School.

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ILE Event with SEC Chair Jay Clayton L'93 and Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Hon. Leo Strine, Jr. L'88

On October 4, Penn’s Institute for Law and Economics (ILE) hosted a conversation on the present and future of corporate governance.

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American Constitution Society And Federalist Society Co-Sponsor Panel On Social Justice And The First Amendment

On October 1, Penn Law hosted a panel of leading First Amendment lawyers and thinkers for a wide-ranging discussion that grappled with complex questions at the intersection of the First Amendment and social justice.

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Penn Law Welcomes Sherrilyn Ifill As Honorary Fellow During Public Interest Week

The Toll Public Interest Center's 11th Annual Public Interest Week featured preeminent civil rights lawyer Sherrilyn Ifill as its 2018 Honorary Fellow-in-Residence.

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Competitive CTIC Scholarship Available to Joint Degree Law & Tech Students

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation, and Competition (CTIC) are pleased to announce the fourth year of the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program.

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Victory At The Third Circuit

Through Penn Law’s Federal Appellate Externship, Judah Bellin L’18 recently won a victory in the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals that will have long-ranging implications for future cases by incarcerated litigants.

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Growing Master in Law Program Begins Fifth Year

This fall Penn Law welcomes 56 students to its Master in Law (ML) degree program

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Meet the JD Class of 2021

Penn Law welcomed the 251 students that make up the JD Class of 2021.

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Penn Law LLM Class of 2019

The new class features 116 students from 29 countries.

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Penn Law’s Quattrone Center appoints new advisers to Advisory Board

The Quattrone Center announced the appointments of Kimberly Foxx, State’s Attorney for Cook County, Illinois and Ty Stiklorius C’97 WG’03, co-founder of #FREEAMERICA, to the Center’s Board.

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Explore How Penn Law's Global Presence is Shaping International Law and Policy in The Global Affairs Review

The Global Affairs Review showcases Penn Law's leadership in, and connections to, new global developments in the area of law, policy, and practice.

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CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships awarded to two Penn Law students

Penn Law and the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition have awarded the CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships to Christina Chen L’20 and Vivek Kembaiyan L’20.

Penn Law to Accept GRE, GMAT In Pilot Program, In Addition to Accepting LSAT

Beginning fall 2018, all applicants to the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s JD degree program will have the option to take the LSAT, GRE, or GMAT admissions tests.

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Penn Law signs agreement with London School of Economics and Political Science Law Department

Starting this fall, Penn Law students can study abroad at the London School of Economics.

Campaign Kick-Off Celebration - April 11, 2018

Penn Law held an event with students, faculty, and staff to kick off the "Power of Penn Law."

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Six Penn Law Faculty Receive 2017-18 Teaching Awards

Profs. Dorothy Roberts, Allison Hoffman, David Hoffman, David Skeel, Howard Langer, and Peter Leckman all recognized for their teaching efforts in 2017-18.

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Penn Law Commencement 2018

242 students received the JD degree, 116 students from more than 35 countries receiving the LLM, one student received an LLCM, and 14 students receiving the ML.

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CHOP Announces Expansion of Multi-Partner Medical Legal Partnership

CHOP announces the expansion of its Multi-Partner Medical Legal Partnership (MLP), a collaboration between the Hospital and Penn Law's Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic.

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Penn Law team wins Williams Institute Moot Court Competition

On April 13, Penn Law students Jesse McGleughlin L’20, Ian Wahrenbrock L’19, and Andrew Wilson L’19 won the the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition.

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Celebrating Ten Years at the Cutting Edge of Law and Technology

CTIC celebrates ten years at the cutting edge of law and technology.

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Kelly McLaughlin named as Director of the Carey JD/MBA program

Kelly McLaughlin was named as Director of the Carey JD/MBA program.

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Patrick A. Berry L'18 Wins Award Honoring Community Service

Penn Law student Patrick A. Berry L’18 was named the recipient of the Samuel T. Gomez Award.

Jack Heyburn L’18 and Teresa Akkara L’18 win 2018 Keedy Cup

Jack Heyburn L’18 and Teresa Akkara L’18 won this year’s Edwin R. Keedy Cup, Penn Law’s internal moot court competition. Paul Quincy L’18 was named Best Oralist.

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Penn Law student wins scholarship from Cincinnati law firm

The firm of Frost Brown Todd has awarded Shannon Reid L'20 with a 2017 Diversity Scholarship.

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Roberts elected to National Academy of Medicine

Professor Dorothy Roberts joins Professor Anita L. Allen as a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

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Elise Luce Kraemer L'93 named Executive Director of Graduate Programs

Kraemer is a member of the Penn Law Class of 1993 and has been working at the Law School since 2006.

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Law School adds new faculty, fellows for 2017–18 academic year

Four new members joined the full-time faculty at the Law School in the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Meet the Class of 2020

The class of 244 students was selected from 5,601 applicants.

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Penn Law selects Maureen Reilly to direct careers office

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has appointed Maureen Reilly to the position of Assistant Dean and Executive Director for Career Services.

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LLM Class of 2018

Penn Law welcomes 118 students, chosen from 35 different countries, into the LLM Class of 2018.

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Three Penn Law students awarded law and technology scholarships

Christina Chen L’20, Delaney Butler L’20, and Kelsey Matevish L’19 have been awarded CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarships.

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Law School faculty members honored for teaching excellence

Six Penn Law faculty were recognized for their teaching in 2017.

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Patricia Stottlemyer L'17 will join Human Rights First as Chubb Rule of Law Fellow

Stottlemyer joins Human Rights First to work in refugee advocacy and national security advocacy.

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