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'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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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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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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.

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Pathways To The Profession: Justin Prelogar L'20

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pathways To The Profession: Jarron McAllister L'20

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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."

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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.

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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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First for Fellows

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

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Connecting the Dots

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

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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'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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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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.

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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."

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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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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.

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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.

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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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2018 Year In Review: Penn Law Student Life

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

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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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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.

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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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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.”

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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.”

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Penn Law students travel to Washington to explore how they can apply legal training to public service on a global stage

Salzburg Cutler Fellows tackle issues ranging from financial law to international courts.

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EJF Auction raises $85,000 for grants to students pursuing public interest work

The Equal Justice Foundation Auction is a part of Penn Law's Public Interest Week.

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Penn Law receives $3 million gift to expand public interest programs

Robert Toll L’66 and Jane Toll GSE’66 donate to expand Penn Law's public interest program and further increase access for students to pursue impactful public service careers.

Philadelphia City Solicitor Sozi Tulante joins Penn Law

Sozi Tulante, the current City Solicitor of Philadelphia, will join the University of Pennsylvania Law School in March 2018.

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Penn Law’s Youth Advocacy Project supports minors involved in the criminal justice system

Penn Law’s Youth Advocacy Project supports minors prosecuted as adults.

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Supreme Court Clinic students advocate for auto service employees

Penn Law adjunct professor James A. Feldman argued Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro in front of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Cartagena to discusses criminal justice reform at Public Interest Week

Juan Cartagena is the President and General Counsel of LatinoJustice PRLDEF.

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Justice Ginsburg reflects on her career and the future of gender equity

In a wide-ranging discussion, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her reflections on 25 years as a member of the Supreme Court during Penn Law’s Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture.

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Faculty scholarship cited in government recommendation

The Administrative Conference of the United States has cited research by professors Cary Colgianese, Jonah Gelbach, and Jonathan Klick.

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Journal of Business law symposium considers the effects of blockchain technology

On February 3, the Journal of Business Law held its annual symposium at Penn Law.

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Sarah Hughes L’18, Olympic Gold Medalist, to attend Olympic Opening Ceremony in PyeongChang

Sarah Hughes L’18 to attend the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

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Student pro bono group files comment on EPA’s proposed repeal of Clean Power Plan

Penn Law students from the Environmental Law Project argue that the proposed repeal is not supported by scientific evidence.

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Scholarship to support JD students pursuing joint degrees in law and technology

The CTIC Interdisciplinary Scholars Program supports up to three students each year as they take classes at Penn Law and Penn Engineering.

Student group supports veterans and breaks down civilian-military divide

The Penn Law Veterans promote the unique perspective of law students who have served in the military.

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Alumnus wins fellowship to continue work on tenant rights

George Donnelly L’15 has been awarded a Public Interest Law Fellowship from the Independence Foundation to continue his work protecting the housing rights of low-income Pennsylvanians.

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Global Research Seminar takes students to Colombia to examine peace process

A team of Penn Law students traveled to Colombia to learn about international humanitarian and international criminal law in Colombian peace processes.

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New research by Struve traces history of Federal Rules that affect inmate appeals

New research by Penn Law professor Catherine Struve examines how the procedure for inmate appeals has evolved and how it might change in the future.

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Penn Law students receive Skadden Fellowships

Albert Pak L'18 and Jayme Wiebold L'18 will pursue public interest careers as Skadden Fellows.

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Research by former Sharswood Fellow to be presented at U.S. Senate

A paper by former Sharswood Fellow Craig Konnoth has received the annual Privacy Papers for Policymakers Award from the Future of Privacy Forum.

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Coglianese clarifies and bolsters controversial administrative law doctrine

In his latest article, Penn Law professor Cary Coglianese explains the Chevron deference, one of the central decisions in administrative law.

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Penn Law recognized by Financial Times for collaboration

Penn Law, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and multinational insurer Chubb have received the Financial Times’ 2017 “Highly Commended” award for innovative collaboration.

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New research by Tom Baker lays out guidelines for regulating robo advisors

In a new article, Professor Tom Baker explores the implications of "robo advisors" in the financial services industry.

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Former Israeli cabinet minister discusses two-state solution

Foreign Minister of Israel Tzipi Livni spoke about her vision on the future of the state of Israel, as well as her support for the “two states for two peoples” solution.

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Researchers study connectivity in Rwanda through 1 World Connected project

The 1 World Connected project studies which programs for increasing internet connectivity are most effective.

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TPIC’s Emily Sutcliffe trains human rights attorneys and activists in Malaysia

Emily Sutcliffe trained human rights attorneys and activists in Malaysia as part of the ABA's Rule of Law Initiative.

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Former Army Under Secretary explores civilian-military divide

Former Under Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy held a discussion on civilian and military service as the keynote event for this year’s Penn Law Veterans Week.

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Former President of Mexico espouses international governance in age of globalization

“Since the financial crisis, the world has not been the same,” Ernesto Zedillo, the former President of Mexico, said. “We have had a much slower growth in the global economy.”

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Former ICC Chief Prosecutor traces the evolution of international criminal law

Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), discussed the implications of the U.S. war on terror in the international realm.

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Penn Law LLM Program pairs knowledge with opportunity

Find out what makes the LLM program at Penn Law a groundbreaking opportunity.

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Journalist details the hazards of reporting in Russia

Russian investigative journalist Yevgenia Albats spoke to students about the ethical challenges she has faced throughout her career in Russia.

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Acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks at Penn

Ta-Nehisi Coates, a nationally acclaimed author and national correspondent at The Atlantic, addressed a packed audience as he spoke about writing, fame, race, and politics in America.

stories - 11-03-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Prof. Stephanos Bibas confirmed by Senate, will join U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Prof. Stephanos Bibas will join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Partnership creates opportunities in global rule of law and human rights

This innovative post-graduate fellowship supports a year of work at the United Nations Development Programe/Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights Team.

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Outstanding alumni recognized with 2017 Annual Alumni Awards

On October 26, the Law School honored seven University of Pennsylvania Law School graduates for their exemplary work.

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Law Review symposium tackles “new frontiers” of bankruptcy

Thomas H. Jackson, former president of the University of Rochester, discussed the pressing challenges in bankruptcy research and theory at a Penn Law symposium.

stories - 10-23-2017 - New Era Discoveries

Maggie McKinley explains the role of petitioning in American history

Assistant Professor of Law Maggie McKinley joined the Law School at the start of the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Experts discuss tensions between U.S. and North Korea

Bill Richardson and David Sanger discussed the nature of the North Korean threat and strategies the U.S. might employ.

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Research by Professor Balganesh proposes adding causation to copyright

Penn Law professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh examined several copyright law cases in his article “Causing Copyright,” which appeared in the Columbia Law Review.

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Photographer and legal scholar Henry J. Steiner connects art and human rights

Henry J. Steiner, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard University, visited Penn Law to discuss his newly released book, Eyeing the World, which studies humankind through photographs.

stories - 10-12-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Visiting Policy Fellows to share experience in government with students

Through Penn Law’s Leo Model Foundation Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative, students will have the opportunity to meet with two of the program’s Visiting Policy Fellows.

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Lecture examines relationship between schools and communities

Cornell Brooks, former NAACP president, discussed how communities should invest in their public school systems instead of opting for charter schools.

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Helen Eisner L’12 discusses her path from the Law School to government ethics investigator

Helen Eisner L’12 explains the investigative work done by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

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Panel examines patent law cases in new Supreme Court term

Professors Cynthia Dahl and R. Polk Wagner discussed upcoming patent cases.

stories - 10-06-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Coglianese’s research shapes national report on regulating high-hazard industries

Professor Cary Coglianese contributed to a new report entitled “Designing Safety Regulations for High-Hazard Industries.”

New book by Burbank investigates the pushback against private enforcement

Penn Law's Stephen B. Burbank's new book, co-authored with Sean Farhang, traces the efforts to curtail private enforcement.

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ILE announces new resource for scholars and students of Delaware corporate law

Penn Law and the Institute for Law and Economics (ILE) announced the availability of an important new resource for scholars and students of Delaware corporate law.

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Morse co-authors amici curiae brief arguing for the multifaceted nature of addiction

Stephen J. Morse's research examines problems of individual responsibility and agency.

stories - 09-28-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

New ‘Global Affairs Review’ offers a glimpse of a changing world through the prism of Penn Law

The new Global Affairs Review showcases Penn Law's global partnerships and international networks.

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Penn Law panel discusses upcoming Supreme Court cases

In September 2017, a panel of constitutional law professors convened at Penn Law to discuss four cases from the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term.

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Center on Professionalism readies students for their legal careers

Jennifer Leonard L’04, Director of the Center on Professionalism, discusses the center’s mission and programming.

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Mind Meld

Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger and Penn Engineering Dean Vijay Kumar are on the cusp of the new frontier in law and technology as they work to bridge the two fields.

stories - 09-18-2017 - New Era Discoveries

Learning from every client: Penn Law’s Transnational Legal Clinic

In this video feature clinic director Sarah Paoletti and alumni discuss the clinics work for clients seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.

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New research from Dorothy Roberts argues for abolitionist approach to criminal law

In this article, Penn Law's Dorothy Roberts presents an alternative method of criminal justice reform.

The Penn Law JD Experience

With a JD from Penn Law, you're prepared for your first job and your entire career.

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Law School and Southern Poverty Law Center award new postgraduate fellowship

David Washington L’15 has been named the Penn Law Civil Rights Fellow and will serve as an integral member of the SPLC’s legal group.

Herb Hovenkamp offers preview of his role at Penn

Herb Hovenkamp is a Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with appointments at Penn Law and in the department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School.

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Fellowship recipient helps immigrant survivors of domestic violence

Isabel Abreu L’16 is using her postgraduate fellowship to provide immigration assistance to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Fellowships propel Penn Law grads and alums into public interest careers

Five Penn Law graduates and alumni have been awarded postgraduate fellowships from Penn Law to pursue public interest careers.

Penn Law faculty react to Trump transgender military ban

Penn Law faculty comment on President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals in the U.S. military.

stories - 07-26-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Perry World House takes on a world of issues

"Our mission is to make Penn a global agenda-setter around some of the world’s most pressing policy concerns," explains Professor Bill Burke-White, the Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director of Perry World House.

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Students form group to support first-generation professionals

First Generation Professionals helps current Penn Law students adapt to the challenge of being the first of their families to attend college/graduate school.

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Frank White L’16 combats predatory lending in auto industry

After seeing unfair practices in the mortgage industry during an internship, Frank White L'16 realized the same practices were occurring in the auto lending industry.

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Seminar lets Penn Law students simulate law-firm decision making

The Law School’s seminar “Law Firm Management in the New Normal” explored the economic landscape in which large U.S.-based law firms operate.

stories - 06-26-2017 - Investing in Leaders

Students present research on international women’s rights to policymakers

Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean for International Programs, taught the spring seminar on International Women's Rights.

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Penn Law Prof. Stephanos Bibas to be nominated to U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Professor Stephanos Bibas, director of Penn Law's Supreme Court Clinic, will be nominated to join the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Penn Law Visiting International Professors appointed to UN fact-finding mission in Myanmar

Two Penn Law Bok Visiting international Professors were appointed to serve on a high-level fact-finding mission in Myanmar.

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Insurance expert Tom Baker discusses progress on ALI’s Restatement of Law Liability Insurance

Professor Tom Baker, a nationally known expert in insurance law, discusses progress on ALI’s Restatement of Law Liability Insurance.

New Penn research assesses financial viability of municipal fiber networks

Penn Law's Christopher Yoo and co-author Timothy Pfenninger used five years of data to conduct a comprehensive study of the financial viability of America’s municipal fiber networks.

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Students visit D.C., Brooklyn for field research in Model seminar on conviction integrity

As Executive Director of the Quattrone Center, John Hollway takes a systems-based approach to criminal justice reform.

Berman named fellow at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values

Penn Law professor Mitchell Berman was named a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University for the 2017–2018 academic year.

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Gordon receives visiting appointment to Library of Congress

The Law School’s Sarah Barringer Gordon was appointed the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress for the fall semester of 2017.

stories - 05-19-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Penn Law Commencement 2017

The Class of 2017 Commencement Address was delivered by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland.

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Maggie McKinley, scholar of lobbying, legislative process, joins Law School faculty

Assistant Professor of Law Maggie McKinley studies legislative procedure, focusing on the representation and participation of minorities in lawmaking.

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Prof. Roosevelt Q&A: Can our Constitutional system continue to function?

Kermit Roosevelt, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, discusses the recent firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump.

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Simmons elected to American Philosophical Society

International relations and human rights expert Beth Simmons is the University's 18th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor.

stories - 05-11-2017 - Transformative Thinkers

Penn Law alum founds nonprofit to help workers end gender violence

Sheerine Alemzadeh L'11 was a Toll Public Interest Scholar and received a Skadden Fellowship after graduating from Penn Law.

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Noted health law scholar Allison K. Hoffman joins Penn Law faculty

Allison K. Hoffman is an expert in health law and policy, particularly the role of regulation and the welfare state in promoting health.

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Penn Law team takes top awards at IP moot court

Penn Law students Stephen DeSalvo L’17 and Matt Lembo L’17 won the national championship of the 44th annual American Intellectual Property Law Association Giles S. Rich Moot Court.

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Federal judge orders indigent defendants released, as recommended by Quattrone Center study

In 2016, the Quattrone Center published two studies on the consequences of the cash bail system.

stories - 05-02-2017 - New Era Discoveries

Gift from former Dean of Students Gary Clinton and alumnus Don Millinger supports scholarship

Clinton and Millinger add another chapter to their lifelong support of Penn Law.

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General Michael Hayden gives keynote address at CERL Symposium

At a CERL symposium, General Michael Hayden, former CIA and NSA Director, described Russian cyber-hacking during the 2016 Presidential campaign.

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Law School and Southern Poverty Law Center establish fellowship

Penn Law and the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) created a new fellowship for graduates to work with the SPLC’s Special Litigation Practice Group.

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

Stottlemyer will be splitting her time between Refugee Advocacy and National Security Advocacy in Human Rights First’s Washington, D.C., Office.

stories - 04-24-2017 - Pathways to Public Service

Penn Law’s Mediation Clinic: Tackling international child abduction disputes

Two Law School students traveled with Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, the Mediation Clinic’s director, to mediate an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska.

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John Legend, musician and activist for criminal justice reform, joins Quattrone Center Advisory Board

Musician John Legend and his manager Ty Stiklorius are advocates for policy changes to the criminal justice system.

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Yoo appointed to FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee

Part of Professor Christopher S. Yoo's current work analyzes how best to provide access to the billions of people around the world who are unconnected to the Internet.

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Penn Law partners with UNDP-SDG Fund

Penn Law has teamed with the UN Development Programme-Sustainable Development Goals Fund to work on global development efforts.

stories - 04-11-2017 - Access and Opportunity

Eckman builds on personal experience to help found first-generation professional group

First generation student Chet Eckman L'17 draws from his own experience for the First Generation Professionals group.

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The Regulatory Review launches new platform

The Penn Program on Regulation's flagship publication has changed its name to The Regulatory Review.

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Using Positive Psychology to Produce Happier and More Productive Law Students

The Associate Dean of Professional Engagement, Jennifer Leonard L’04, explains how law students can develop a growth mindset to confront challenges.

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#PennLawLife blog series examines student life

Penn Law students chronicle their experiences with the #PennLawLife blog.

stories - 03-27-2017 - Access and Opportunity

Researchers, including Penn Law’s Stephen Morse, show brain scanning can predict legal mental state

Professor Stephen J. Morse's research examines the intersections of law and neuroscience.

Global Research Seminar takes Penn Law students to Cuba

Penn Law faculty members Wendell Pritchett and Fernando Chang-Muy led a delegation of sixteen students to Cuba as part of their year-long Global Research Seminar (GRS).

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Quattrone Center receives $2.2 million from Charles Koch Foundation

Recent work from the Quattrone Center has examined the cash bail system and conviction integrity units.

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Alumni share career paths to state government during PI Week

Gonzalez-Pagan described the process of getting into government work at the entry level as “incredibly hard,” but he offered advice to those seeking to do so.

stories - 02-28-2017 - Pathways to Public Service

Roberts honored by Columbia for scholarship on race and justice

Dorothy Roberts is the 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor, holding appointments in the Law School, along with the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology.

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Oversight board discusses Puerto Rico debt crisis at Penn Law

Professor David Skeel serves on the federal oversight board responding to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico.

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