2021 Architecture Awards
Voith & Mactavish Architects accepted a 2021 American Architecture Award for the renovation and restoration of historic classrooms at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.
This project was the latest in a long-term partnership between VMA and Penn Carey Law, sought to recapture the original grandeur of Silverman Hall – a theme supported by students during programming – while improving its teaching spaces and offering more opportunities for students to collaborate.
In 2000, Judge Carolyn Engel Temin FA’55, L’58 received the Anne X. Alpern Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession.
Prominent Philadelphia attorney George Washington Biddle is the founder of Biddle Law Library.
The Law School’s statue of President Abraham Lincoln was sculpted by Civil War veteran George Bissell.
The Sharswood Fellowship was created in 2007 to encourage scholars committed to entering a career in legal academia.
The Honorable Norma Shapiro L’51 was appointed to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1978, becoming the first female judge in the Third Circuit.
Judge Higginbotham was a self-described “survivor of segregation” who become one of the country’s most prominent Black judges.
Judge Sloviter was the first woman to serve on the Third Circuit as well as its first woman Chief Judge.
“I certainly see her as an inspiration and a role model,” said Dorothy E. Roberts, the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights.
Alexander founded the first Black law firm in Philadelphia and was a prominent civil rights leader.
Hsieh-chai was a supernatural goat-like creature endowed with a single horn and the ability to discern the guilt or innocence of those accused of crimes in ancient China.
Kilgore was the Law School’s first woman graduate, the first woman admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States.
In February 2021, the Law School announced three full-tuition scholarships to honor the legacy of Alexander.
Segal was the first Jewish president of the ABA and a champion of civil rights.
The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is named in recognition of the W. P. Carey Foundation’s historic donation of $125 million, the largest gift ever to a law school.
Silverman’s $15 million dollar gift to the Law School supported the renovation of Silverman Hall and endowed the Silverman-Rodin Scholarship and the Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law chair.