Rangita de Silva de Alwis Leads UN Global Conversation Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The global conversation, “Equal in Law and Life: Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” reflected on the transformative impact of Justice Ginsburg’s work on equality.

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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.


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.

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.

Genevieve Tung Paves Path For The Future of Legal Research Education

Tung and the Biddle Library staff are working to position the Law School’s legal research curriculum and the general role of the library for the future.


Second-Year Law Students Publish 'Black Women Future Leaders' Report

The report was developed as part of Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s “Women, Law, and Leadership” course at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.


Prof. Skeel Featured In Recent Yale Law Journal Article

Prof. Skeel analyzes two strategies that are intended to distort – and do distort – the voting process in corporate bankruptcy.

Prof. Pollman Appointed As European Corporate Governance Institute Research Member

Pollman will be part of the ECGI Working Paper Series (Law and Finance), internationally known for its reliable, informed, and interdisciplinary contributions to a wide range of global issues.

Virtual LLM Recruiting Brings Law School To New Applicant Pools

Conducting all recruiting virtually meant that the Law School has been able to find new applicant pools in Latin America and Africa.


Meet This Year’s First Generation Professionals Fellows: Trevor Kirby L’23 and Virinchi Sindhwani L’23

The FGP Fellowship is designed for students who are the first in their families to attend professional school.


ACUS Makes New Recommendations Based On Work From Profs. Coglianese and Yoo

The report explores the limits of human decision-making and how integrating machine-learning algorithms across government entities may improve current systems in place.

Rangita de Silva de Alwis Leads UN Global Conversation Honoring Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The global conversation, “Equal in Law and Life: Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” reflected on the transformative impact of Justice Ginsburg’s work on equality.

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University of Pennsylvania Carey Law Team Makes Major Contribution To Post-COVID Education Report

The report was written in collaboration with the members of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development).


Erik Nickels L’21 Awarded Skadden Fellowship For Public Interest Lawyering

The fellowships fund recent law graduates who want to pursue work in the public interest, particularly in service of the poor, elderly, homeless, and disabled.

Innovative Spanish For Law Program Helps Students Gain Confidence With Legal Spanish

“Spanish for Law” is designed to help Spanish-speaking students become confident using Spanish legal terminology.


The Law School Welcomes Its First Innovator In Residence, Miguel Willis

Willis will work collaboratively to build upon the Law School’s focus on developing novel solutions to the growing problems that pervade the legal services ecosystem.

From The U.S. Navy To The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Ryan Baldwin L’22 discusses his journey to the Law School after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh and spending eight years in the U.S. Navy.


Prof. Ossei-Owusu Elected To The 2023 Law And Society Association Board Of Trustees

The Law and Society Association is “an interdisciplinary scholarly organization committed to social scientific, interpretive, and historical analyses of law across multiple social contexts.”

Scholarship Opportunity For Law And Technology Joint Degree Students

This is the sixth year of the CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship Program, a competitive program that awards scholarships to JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology.


Prof. Hovenkamp Explores Antitrust Law & Large Digital Platforms

In a recently released paper, James G. Dinan University Professor Herbert Hovenkamp delves into some of the most pressing antitrust issues concerning large digital platforms.

Law School To Host Advancing Inclusive Leadership Forum

The Forum brings together leaders in business, law, multinationals, venture capital, business start-ups, and legal entities.


Quattrone Center's Inaugural Summer Internship Supports Criminal Justice Research

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School interns worked on three Quattrone Center projects in criminal justice over the summer of 2020.


Prof. Fisch Challenges Use of Corporate Shareholder Agreements As Private Ordering Mechanisms

Fisch is an internationally known scholar whose work focuses on the intersection of business and law.

New Study By Prof. Coglianese Examines U.S. Regulatory System

Coglianese specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes and is the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation.

$50 Million Gift For Public Interest Lawyering

The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation has made a $50 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School to dramatically expand the Toll Public Interest Scholars and Fellows Program.

Criminal Defense Clinic Students Protect The Rights Of The Accused

The clinic gives students the opportunity to represent clients accused of crimes including drug possession, possession with intent to deliver, robbery, retail theft, and assault.

Professor Shaun Ossei-Owusu Named New America National Fellow

The fellowship supports writers, scholars, filmmakers, and journalists “who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day.”

Law School Adds New Faculty For 2020-21

They bring a wealth of expertise and embody a range of diverse perspectives and methodologies in their teaching and research.

Externship Program Introduces Students to Specialized Government and Nonprofit Work

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students seeking practical legal experience have a plethora of choices, including nine in-house clinics and more than 15 standing Gittis Externships.


Caleb Greene L’24 And Harvey Lou L’24 Named Weil Legal Innovators

The program provides funding for students to defer their first year of study to work at one of WLI’s partner nonprofit organizations.


Quattrone Center’s John Hollway Named To Prosecutor Wellbeing Task Force

The task force is designed to develop and disseminate resources, training, and peer-to-peer exchanges for prosecutors across the country.

Jim Sandman L’76 Joins The Law School

Sandman will take on a new role as Distinguished Lecturer and Senior Consultant to the Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”).

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Transnational Legal Clinic Students ‘Learn Fast And Work Hard In A Broken System’

Clinic students represent clients from around the world attempting to obtain asylum and secure visas in proceedings before immigration courts and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Sadye Stern L’22 Awarded Peggy Browning Fellowship

The fellowship supports Stern's summer internship with Justice at Work (formerly known as Friends of Farmworkers) in Philadelphia.


Pathways to the Profession: Lily Moran L’22

Lily Moran, the 2020 Leo Model Foundation Government and Public Affairs Initiative Summer Fellow, is a legal intern for the Environmental Protection Bureau of the New York State Attorney General.


Professor of Law Paul Robinson Elected to the American Law Institute

After a 15-year hiatus, Prof. Robinson was reelected as a member of the American Law Institute (ALI) in June.

Pathways to the Profession: Victoria Ochoa L’21

This summer, Victoria has worked at the Brennan Center for Justice and supported the Liberty and National Security team’s work on emergency powers


Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic Promotes Justice By Supporting Innovation

For University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Dahl, intellectual property law is an instrument of equality.


For Catalyst Fellow Sabrina Ruchelli L’19, ‘Policy Doesn’t Exist In A Vacuum’

Sabrina is working as a Law and Policy Analyst with the Policy Surveillance Program at Center for Public Health Law Research, which is based at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

Michael Joseph L’19 Discusses His Work As Penn Law Review Public Interest Fellow

Michael is working on the Economic Justice team at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia.

CTIC Awards 2020 Summer Public Interest Fellowships

The fellowships provide funding for students who secure internships with organizations that are doing work relevant to technology policy, intellectual property, cyber law, privacy, and related fields.


CTIC Awards 2020 Summer Public Interest Fellowships

The CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships were awarded to students Gerald Adams L’22 and Joshua Burd L’22.

Law School’s Civil Practice Clinic Lets Students ‘Take The Lead’

The clinic gives students the opportunity to help clients while learning how to provide effective representation at every stage of a lawsuit.

Law Faculty With Joint Appointments in Penn’s School of Arts and Sciences

Each of these professors has made invaluable contributions to the University and to scholarship by extending beyond disciplinary boundaries to advance unique areas of research.

Law School’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic ‘Makes Dreams Come True’

Students work with entrepreneurs at all phases of the business cycle, from pre-formation to scaling to dissolution, turning visions into reality.

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic Focuses On Client-Centered Lawyering

The Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic (ICAC) offers University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students the opportunity to help vulnerable young people.

Former DE Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. L’88 Appointed As Wachter Distinguished Fellow

Former Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine brings his 21 years of service on the Delaware bench to the Law School.

Pathways to the Profession: Jeff Simon L’22

Jeff Simon L’22 is a 2L from West Bloomfield, MI, who is interested in both law and public policy.

Pathways to the Profession: Som-Mai Nguyen L’22

This post is one in a series of firsthand accounts detailing how students’ summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers.

Pathways to the Profession: Jocelyn A. K. Walcott L’22 MSEd’22

This post is one in a series of firsthand accounts detailing how students’ summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers.

Jessica Rizzo L’21 Wins Pennsylvanians For Modern Courts Writing Contest

Rizzo credits Seth Kreimer and her experiences in two of his courses for informing her thinking on the writing competition topic.


Legislative Clinic Opens Doors For Students Passionate About Public Policy

The clinic offers a chance to preview a kind of lawyering that is not often covered by traditional doctrinal classes.

Appellate Advocacy Clinic’s Inaugural Year A Resounding Success

Students in the yearlong Appellate Advocacy Clinic handled a range of cases in state and federal court, with a particular focus on issues of economic justice.

Master in Law Program Doubles Enrollment For Fully Remote Summer Term

This year’s cohort includes professionals, faculty, and a diverse student group including Wharton MBA, Penn Dental students, and Penn Veterinary Medicine students


Two Students Selected For Prestigious Don H. Liu Scholars Program

Grace Cho L’22 and Raymond Magsaysay L’22 will each receive a scholarship as well as mentorship and assistance with their career development.


Supporting Entrepreneurship And Innovation Through Tech-Enabled Lawyers

The Detkin IP Clinic is enabling entrepreneurial enterprises to maximize value from their IP and helping lawyers future-proof their careers through exposure to advanced tech tools.

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Jonathan Hoffman L'20 Selected To Receive Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award

The Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award recognizes the contributions of those who have significantly impacted or extensively contributed to graduate and professional student life at Penn.


2020 Fellows Build Purposeful Partnerships Around The World

Through three fellowship programs, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is supporting a historic number of grads to launch public interest careers.


Prof. Coglianese Explores Use of AI Technology In Courts

Professor Cary Coglianese and co-author Lavi M. Ben Dor L’20 assess the use of artificial intelligence in courts and administrative agencies throughout the United States.


Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic Assists Small Businesses Dealing With COVID-19

The Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic has crafted series of frequently asked questions and answers that matter most to small business owners and entrepreneurs during the pandemic.

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Lelabari Giwa-Ojuri L’20 Awarded 2020 Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Giwa-Ojuri, who was a Toll Public Interest Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, will be a fellow at Community Legal Services (CLS).


Law School Offers Summer Courses And Professional Development To Students

Faculty and staff across the Law School have responded to the COVID-19 crisis by creating new summer courses and skills development programming for students.


Law School Faculty Members Honored For Teaching Excellence

Six members of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School have received teaching awards for the 2019–20 academic year.


New 'Thriving In The Law' Course Focuses On Personal, Professional Fulfillment

“Thriving in the Law” explores the tools and strategies necessary to equip lawyers to handle the social and emotional aspects of lawyering.

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Spotlight On Faculty With Joint Appointments In Penn's School of Arts and Sciences

Profs. Allen, deLisle, Wilkinson-Ryan, and Finkelstein are four distinguished faculty members who hold joint appointments in the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences.


Scott Berman L'20 WG'20 Receives Louis Del Duca Memorial Award

The award honors the memory of Louis Del Duca, who taught on the faculty of Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law for over fifty years.


Legal Practice Skills Program Moves Online, Continues To Build Skills

Thanks to LPS faculty, 3L students, and the Law School’s Information Technology Services staff, the spring semester of LPS remained a rich learning experience.


Vivek Kembaiyan L'20 Selected As Law School Partnership Project Fellow

Vivek was selected for the fellowship by Gideon’s Promise, a non-profit public defender advocacy organization.

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Penn Law Competes Online in 27th Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The moot, which normally takes place in Vienna, was held online between April 4-6 and is the most prestigious competition of its kind.


Law Faculty With Joint Appointments at Wharton

Profs. Baker, Fisch, Sanchirico, and Simmons are world renowned scholars in their fields who hold joint appointments in the Law School and The Wharton School.


First Virtual U.S. Army War College Negotiation Exercise Held Through Penn Law

The exercise, held online due to the coronavirus, called on eight teams of law students to negotiate an agreement through multilateral diplomacy.


Penn Law Offers New Graduate Certificate In Africana Studies

The certificate program - a joint venture between the Law School and the Department for Africana Studies - will give JD students an understanding of the peoples of Africa.

APPC and Penn Law’s CERL Form Alliance

The collaboration draws on the strengths of each center to advance thought, research, and public policy making in U.S. democratic governance and national security.


Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Joins Innovative ‘Policing in the 21st Century’ Course

Throughout the Spring of 2020, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is offering students an insider’s law enforcement perspective in “Policing in the 21st century."

Law School Study Identifies Challenges Women Leaders Face In Law And Business

Under the leadership of Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis, 45 members of the “Women, Law and Leadership” class interviewed 56 women between the ages of 25 and 85, all leaders in their respective fields.

Examining International Border Management With Prof. Beth Simmons

In her current research, Prof. Beth Simmons delves into the practical problems of international border management in today’s globalized world.

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Law 2030: Penn Law Formally Launches Future of the Profession Initiative

On February 27 and 28, 2020, the Law School’s Future of the Profession Initiative (FPI) welcomed legal profession leaders, clients, and innovators for “Law 2030: A Global Conversation About the Future of the Profession.”


Students and Faculty Representatives Explore International Legal Challenges in Washington

The two-day program saw top law students engage with prominent legal professionals, public servants, and leaders in the fields of international law and public service.


Professor Yoo named External Expert for Broadband Commission Working Group on School Connectivity

Building on the research and scholarship of Working Group members, the group will focus on connecting schools around the world and provide key advice and advocacy efforts.


Penn Law Team Wins Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition

On February 22, a team of three University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students won first place in the 9th Annual Health Law Regulatory & Compliance Competition (HLRCC).

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Valerie Snow L’20 Awarded Prestigious Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship

Snow’s fellowship project at the SeniorLAW Center will address the legal needs of seniors facing guardianship abuse, neglect, exploitation, and other issues of access to justice.


A Penn Law First: Meet Future Leader Raymond Magsaysay L'22

Raymond is one of the three inaugural First Generation Fellows at the Law School.

Meet Four Penn Law Professors Who Hold Joint Appointments at Wharton

Meet Profs. Knoll, Hovenkamp, Sarin, and Abrams, who are four of ten renowed scholars at both the Law School and Wharton.


Prof. Simmons Co-Authors Study For 2020 Review of U.N. Human Rights Treaty System

The article offers evidence-based policy recommendations to inform the General Assembly's 2020 review of the international human rights treaty system.

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Global Research Seminar Travels to Japan to Study Legal, Ethical Challenges of Robotics

A group of Penn Law students led by Prof. Eric Feldman spent a week in Japan exploring the current state of robot technology and development.

Penn Law Students Present Original Research on The Gambia

Six Penn Law students presented their research on access to justice and transitional justice in the Gambia.


Leticia Salazar L'22, One of Three Inaugural First Generation Professional Fellows

In Fall 2019, Leticia Salazar became one of three inaugural fellows of the Center on Professionalism's First Generation Professionals (FGP) Fellowship.


Jean Galbraith Elected to American Law Institute

Prof. Galbraith was one of 45 lawyers, judges, and law professors recently elected to the American Law Institute (ALI).

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Penn Law Alumni Continue to Give Back

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has received several new gifts for scholarship and faculty support.


Professor Blackhawk Wins Prestigious Article Prize

Professor Maggie Blackhawk, one of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s most recent faculty additions, has been awarded the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation prize for “Petitioning and the Making of an Administrative State.”


3L Mariel Mussack Awarded Prestigious Skadden Foundation Fellowship

The goal of the Fellowship is to encourage "talented young lawyers to pursue the practice of public interest law on a full-time basis” with the goal “to improve legal services for the poor and encourage economic independence.”


2L Andrew Timmick's Path From The U.S Army To Penn Law

Timmick, who earned a bachelor’s degree in French and Philosophy from the University of Delaware, arrived at the Law School after serving several years in the U.S. Army.

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Announcing Two New Global Fellowship Initiatives at Penn Law

The Global Justice Fellowship (GJF) and the Global Legal Practice Fellowship (GLPF) assist Penn Law students in obtaining valuable international experience by facilitating summer internships.


Professor Roberts Publishes Harvard Law Review Foreword

An internationally recognized expert in race, gender, and the law, Roberts also spoke at a standing-room-only forum at Harvard with Harvard Professor Elizabeth Hinton in conjunction with the publication of her Foreword.


Future of The Profession Initiative Puts Penn Law At Forefront of Legal Profession

The Initiative aims to help both law students and alumni maneuver through an ever-changing legal profession.


Professor Allen Receives Honorary Doctorate From The University of Tilburg

Prof. Anita L. Allen recently traveled to the Netherlands to receive an honorary doctorate degree, Doctor Honoris Causa, from the University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.

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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.”


First Generation Fellow Profile: Jasmine Wang L'22

Jasmine Wang L’22 is one of three First Generation Professionals (FGP) Fellows who will help ease the path into the profession for other first generation Law School students.


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.


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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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.


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.


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.


Milad Emamian L'21 Awarded CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Emamian is pursuing a joint PhD in Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science.


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.

Dual ML/MBA Degrees Combine Education in Law and Business

At the University of Pennsylvania, students have a unique opportunity to marry a Master in Law degree from the Law School and an MBA from Wharton.

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Pathways To The Profession: Ravina Gogna L'21

This summer Gogna has been interning for Paramount Pictures, covering such legal issues as option agreements, chain of title issues, talent agreements, and intellectual property matters.


Pathways To The Profession: Veronica Sanchez L'20

Sanchez interned at the Miami Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where she worked in the Trial Unit of the Division of Enforcement.


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.


Pathways To The Profession: Jon Blomberg L'21

Blomberg participated in the 2019 Summer Internship Program at the Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law at Penn Law.

Pathways To The Profession: Sabrina Merold L'20

Merold interned for the Federal Policy team at the Center for Reproductive Rights in Washington, DC.


Pathways To The Profession: Justin Prelogar L'20

Justin is one of twenty Summer Associates in White & Case’s Washington, DC, office.


Allison Hoffman Brings Expertise To Health Care Debate

Professor Allison Hoffman is Penn Law's resident health care law and policy expert, and she has brought clarity to the issues at stake through her research and by providing expert commentary.


Pathways To The Profession: Anna Sheu L'21

Anna spent the summer working in the Division of Enforcement at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) headquarters in Washington, DC.

Pathways To The Profession: Eduarda Lague L'21

This summer Eduarda is working at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Pathways To The Profession: Adam Garnick L'21

Garnick worked for the Dilley Pro Bono Project, which provides legal assistance to thousands of women and children detained at a family detention center in Dilley, TX.


Pathways To The Profession: Jarron McAllister L'20

Jarron spent the summer in the Welfare Unit of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (“CLS”).


Pathways To The Profession: Alexis Caris L'21

This post from Alexis Caris L’21 is one in a series of firsthand accounts detailing how students’ summer employment opportunities are preparing them for their legal careers.

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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.


Pathways To The Profession: Kunal Kanodia L'20

Kanodia currently works as a Summer Associate at Linklaters LLP, splitting his time between the Corporate Practice in London and the Dispute Resolution Practice in New York.


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.


ACUS Adopts Recommendations Based On Coglianese's Research

The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) recently adopted recommendations based on Prof. Cary Coglianese's research.

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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.


Revisit Season One of "Thrive at Penn Law" Video Series

In the "Thrive at Penn Law" video series, you can follow individual law students and their experiences at Penn Law.


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.


Through Catalyst Fellowship, Matt De Stasio L'18 Works With Clients Sentenced To Death

De Stasio is a Catalyst Fellow in the Capital Habeas Unit of the Philadelphia Federal Community Defender Office.

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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.


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.


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.


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.

Students Present Policy Proposals To United Nations Leadership

Students from "New Debates in International Women's Rights" presented on April 29 to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and other UN offices.


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.


Quattrone Center For The Fair Administration of Justice 2019 Spring Symposium

On May 8 and 9, 2019, the Quattrone Center hosted its spring symposium, "After the First Step Act: What's Next in Criminal Justice Reform."


Career Conversations Series Highlights Government Career Opportunities For Students

These meetings, made possible by the Leo Model Government Service and Public Affairs Initiative, offered students a unique opportunity to engage officials and policy makers in a meaningful way.

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Jan Smit LLM'19 Pivots From Private Practice To International Law

Already more than a decade into a legal career, Jan Smit LLM'19 is using his time at Penn Law to work towards a career on the international stage.


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.


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.


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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First for Fellows

Penn Law's First Generation Fellows program will provide support for first-generation professionals.


Connecting the Dots

Professor Yoo's "1 World Connected" project at Penn Law uses data-driven research to bring the world online.


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.


Two Penn Law Faculty Elected To American Academy Of Arts And Sciences

Professors Anita Allen and Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein are among three Penn faculty newly elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Penn Law Students Discuss The Value of Law Journal Experience

Penn Law's six journals provide our students with invaluable experience both in substantive law and skills in research, analysis, and expression.


Hiba Alsharif LLM'19 Prepares For A Career In International Law

As one of the first women in Saudi Arabia to graduate from law school, Hiba Alsharif LLM'19 had the freedom to launch a career in an area that had always interested her - international law.


Penn Law Graduates Share Perspectives At TPIC Alumni Dinner

At last month’s annual Toll Public Interest Center (TPIC) Washington, DC Student & Alumni Dinner, a distinguished panel of Penn Law alumni shared their experiences pursuing careers in the public interest.


Penn Law's Quattrone Center Leads Philadelphia Event Review Team In Analysis

The Philadelphia Event Review Team (PERT) is an ongoing partnership that seeks to improve the fairness and accuracy of the criminal justice system.

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Penn Law's Joint JD/PhD Programs Helped Graduates In Academia

The Law School's cross-disciplinary offerings have helped Penn Law graduates become professors at top universities.


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.


Claire Finkelstein Appointed 2019 Senior Fellow of FPRI

The Foreign Policy Research Institute focuses on scholarship and policy analysis for foreign policy and national security.


Rae Shih L'18 Aims To Reform School Discipline

Rae Shih L’18 joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Hawai’i as a Legal Fellow in September 2018.

Three Penn Law Students To Receive Fellowships From Immigrant Justice Corps

Emma Morgenstern L’19, John Peng L’19, and Emilie Raber L’19 will receive the prestigious Justice Fellowship.


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.


Penn Law Alumnus Ryan McMenamin L'17 Aids Veterans Through Postgrad Fellowship

Ryan McMenamin L’17 works as a legal fellow with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) of Onondaga County in New York.


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'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.


Preparing For Public Leadership And Government Service At Penn Law

The Leo Model Foundation Government Service & Public Affairs program helps Penn Law fulfill the school’s commitment to public service.


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.


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.

ML Degree Helps Penn's Assistant Privacy Officer Safeguard Community's Privacy

For Sarah Finnerty ML’18, Penn Law’s Master in Law (ML) program helped propel her along a new career path in the field of privacy.

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.


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.


Oscar Chanona Garcia LLM'19 Seeks To Improve Infrastructure In Mexico

Chanona decided to pursue a career in law to help others and to improve the future of his home country, Mexico.

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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.


Penn Law Journal of Constitutional Law Holds Annual Symposium

The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law presented its annual Symposium: "Tinker at 50: Student Activism on Campus."


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.


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.

stories - 01-23-2019 - Access and Opportunity, News

Ronald Litman, D.O., Uses Penn Law ML Degree To Advocate For Increased Patient Safety

Litman is a Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Radhika Saxena LLM'19 Is Committed To Seeking Equality For Women Worldwide

The Law School awarded Saxena the 2018-19 Human Rights Scholarship.

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.


2018 Year In Review: Penn Law Faculty

Ten stories from 2018 about Penn Law professors who have won awards, had their work cited in major judicial decisions, and shared their insights with fellow scholars worldwide.

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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.


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.


2018 Year In Review: Penn Law Student Life

Here’s a look back at 10 of 2018's top stories on Penn Law students.


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.

stories - 12-14-2018 - New Era Discoveries, News

Penn Law's ML Program Illuminates Issues For Penn Medicine Vice Dean

Eve Higginbotham specializes in the study and treatment of glaucoma, and in light of her work, she has developed a particular interest in the legal process of how new treatments and drugs get approved for use in patients.

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.


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.


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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Prof. Austin Provides Backstory To Documentary Calling For Prison Sentencing Reform

Regina Austin, Penn Law’s William A. Schnader Professor of Law, has authored a new paper offering a behind-the-scenes account of producing “Second Looks, Second Chances for Pennsylvania Lifers: Commutation by the Numbers.”


Penn Law Students Draft Open Letter to Philadelphia City Council to Support "Good Cause Eviction" Legislation

The bill, which is currently working its way through City Council and may soon come up for a vote, would protect tenants by preventing landlords from terminating tenants’ leases without just cause.


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.


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.

stories - 11-14-2018 - New Era Discoveries, News

New Study by Paul Heaton and RAND Co-Authors Finds Holistic Defense Effective

The adoption of an innovative holistic approach to defending poor clients in criminal cases can significantly reduce incarceration and save taxpayer dollars without harming public safety.


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.


Penn Law Alumni Win Federal and State Offices in 2018 Elections

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


ML Student and Penn Cardiologist Pursues Advances in Treatment With Help of Legal Education

Cardiologist Kiran Musunuru is engaged in cutting-edge research on a groundbreaking treatment with the potential to protect people against cardiovascular disease.

stories - 11-05-2018 - New Era Discoveries

How Penn Law's Quattrone Center Works Towards a Fairer Criminal Justice System

Using an interdisciplinary approach, the Quattrone Center conducts data-driven policy level research on the most critical problems facing the criminal justice system.


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.


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.”


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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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.


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.


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.


Growing Master in Law Program Begins Fifth Year

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

In Q&A, Prof. Natasha Sarin Discusses Law, Finance, and Her Arrival at Penn

New Professor of Law Natasha Sarin discusses her upcoming plans at Penn and her latest research.


Pathways to the Profession: Michelle Mlacker L'20

Michelle Mlacker L'20 discusses her internship at the Executive Office for Immigration Review.

Pathways to the Profession: Emily Lubin L'19

Emily Lubin L'19 recounts her summer internship with the Alaska Public Defender Agency.

Pathways to the Profession: Nina Kalandadze L'20

Nina Kalandadze L'20 highlights her summer internship with the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

stories - 08-20-2018 - Pathways to Public Service

Getting a Green Card for Less Green

‌Jeremy Peskin L’13 can credit love for the success of his new business, which helps immigrants and lawyers with the American green card application process.

Quattrone Center offering grants to research ways to improve fairness of U.S. justice system

The Quattrone Center is now accepting proposals to fund original research that will generate new knowledge that can improve the U.S. criminal justice system.


Pathways to the Profession: Fatoumata G. Waggeh L’20

In this pathway, Fatoumata G. Waggeh L’20 describes her summer experience learning about litigation at Akerman LLP.


Pathways to the Profession: Grace Greene L’20

In this pathway, Grace Greene L’ 20 discusses her internship at Desmarais LLP, an intellectual property litigation boutique in New York City.

stories - 07-30-2018 - Access and Opportunity

Penn study finds digital currency “Initial Coin Offerings” expose investors to risks

Research team reveals cryptocurrency market is more centralized than previously known.


Leading Healthcare Regulatory Society Profiles Cary Coglianese For His Leadership

In a two part profile, Penn Law’s Cary Coglianese was featured by The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS), as part of a Regulatory Focus series.


Pathways to the Profession: Sam Gold L’20

In this pathway, Sam Gold L’ 20 describes his internship at the Appellate Government (Code 46) division of the Navy JAG Corps in Washington, D.C.


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.

stories - 07-12-2018 - New Era Discoveries, News

The Impact of the Toll Public Interest Center

Check out the Annual Report to see TPIC's highlights from 2017-2018.

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.

Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic joins USPTO’s Certification Program

“Starting this September, our students will be able to advocate directly for trademark clients before the USPTO,” said Cynthia Dahl, Director of the Detkin Clinic and a Practice Professor of Law.


Pathways to the Profession: Kristen DeWilde L’20

In this pathway, Kristen DeWilde L’20 describes her internship with Chief Judge Rosenthal of the Southern District of Texas.

stories - 06-19-2018 - Access and Opportunity

Penn Law Alumna Works to Protect Pregnant and Women's Rights in PA

An interview with Margaret Zhang L’15, who works as a legal fellow at the Women’s Law Project.

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.

Students get first-hand experience exploring major policy issues

As part of the Leo Model Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative, Penn Law faculty offered four policy research seminars during the Spring 2018 semester.


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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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.


Celebrating Ten Years at the Cutting Edge of Law and Technology

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


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

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


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.

Year of programming at Penn Law looks at women & the legal profession

Center on Professionalism is offering a slate of programming on “Women and the Profession.”