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Allen Named Silverman Professor of Law
Anita L. Allen

PROFESSOR OF LAW and Philosophy Anita L. Allen has been named Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law. As author of three books and numerous articles on privacy law, Allen is considered one of the nation’s preeminent scholars on that subject. She is also recognized for her scholarship in the areas of jurisprudence, legal philosophy, law and literature, women’s rights, and race relations.

Allen came to Penn Law in 1998 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship. She has also been a visiting professor at Harvard Law and Yale Law Schools.

Her book – Uneasy Access: Privacy for Women in a Free Society (1988) – was among the first to explore the value of privacy from a philosophical point of view. She also co-authored an innovative textbook, Privacy Law (2002), and co-edited Debating Democracy’s Discontent (1988). Her book, Why Privacy Isn’t Everything: Feminist Reflections on Personal Accountability was published in April 2003. A prolific scholar, Allen’s current book – The New Ethics: A Tour of the 21st Century Moral Landscape – will be released by Miramax Books in the summer of 2004. Her next book, After Privacy, for Oxford University Press, is in progress. Allen has penned more than 70 articles and essays that have appeared in a variety of scholarly publications, and serves on the boards of several academic journals and nonprofit organizations.

 
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