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Business Affairs

The Business Affairs Team supports the data-based resource allocation process for the Dean, Sr. Staff and Dean’s support offices.

The team works with the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and University communities to ensure policy compliance and to maximize financial performance – while delivering the following business support services to the students, faculty and staff of the Law School.

Travel & Reimbursements

The University of Pennsylvania has established purchasing policies and protocols to help University faculty and staff purchase effectively and compliantly.

Systems and processes have been put in place to help facilitate smart purchasing practices; we partner with members of the Penn Carey Law community as stewards in administering these processes to help ensure the University is properly: Mitigating risk, Purchasing compliantly, Containing costs and Maximizing overall value to the University.

University Purchasing Policy

View Penn’s Purchasing Policy.

Please contact the Business Affairs Office to confer re. operational approach before proceeding with transactions - at our preferred location - Please secure and remit the appropriate documentation to Business Affairs in order to process all transactions.


Purchasing & Procurement

New Hires & Payroll

Each new hire to Penn Carey Law must complete and return the appropriate appointment forms to the Business Affairs office before starting work.

If you are being placed on payroll with a new academic or staff appointment, the checklists below detail the documentation requirements for placing hires on payroll at the University of Pennsylvania. Please complete the appropriate forms according to your payroll designation – below:

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Frequently Asked Financial Support Questions

Please find below the Frequently Asked Financial Support Questions. The Business Affairs team is available to answer any of your questions.

Reach Out
to Us

  • Our preferred method of contact is email:
  • Phone: 215-573-9595
  • Office: Business Affairs (T-110)

Christopher Wailoo

Associate Dean for Business Services and Chief Financial Officer

Ron P. Huggins

Director of Budget & Analysis

Ian Semmler

Director of Fiscal Operations

Jerome Moses

Business Administrator

Liz Page

Assistant Director of Fiscal Operations

Lisa Margolis

Financial Coordinator

Jessica Palumbo

Financial Coordinator