The Conferences and Events Department advances the academic mission of Penn Law by showcasing the scholarship of our world-class faculty and their guests through conferences, symposia, lectures, ad hoc workshops, and other events. We plan and implement annual ceremonies including Commencement and large-scale, campus-wide events such as groundbreakings, dedications, and celebrations of important anniversaries.
Our staff leads a working group of Penn Law event managers (PLEM) that meets monthly to share information, foster dialogue between departments, and assure that Penn Law qualities of excellence and collaboration are maintained across all Law School events.
The Conferences and Events team can advise on logistics and guide best practices — from staffing plans to preferred caterers. We also help in developing proposals, publicity plans, and timelines, and can advise on event-related university policies and procedures.