The Jurist The alumni e-newsletter of the University of Pennsylvania Law School
The alumni e-newsletter of the University of Pennsylvania Law School Fall 2015
  ALUMNI HOME PENN LAW JOURNAL MAKE A GIFT VOLUNTEER
New Dean Ted Ruger is taking to the road this year and next to meet alumni. Come hear Dean Ruger put forward his priorities for Penn Law School.
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Penn Law prepares to host its inaugural Women's Summit that will recognize alumnae in many spheres of life. Hillary Clinton and Safra Catz L'86, CEO of Oracle Corporation, will be among the honorees.

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The new academic director of the Quattrone Center comes with a criminal justice reform agenda fueled by rigorous empirical research. Meet Paul Heaton, former director of the RAND Institute for Civil Justice.

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Mix veterans, health care analysts, engineers, patent agents, research scientists and oh, an Olympic gold medalist and you’ve got the Class of 2018, an extraordinary group of students set to join the legal ranks.

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Introducing the LLM Class of 2016, an incredibly skilled group of 118 students from 34 countries that includes everything from judges to government ministers.

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Major disasters spawn a whole set of legal issues that go well beyond the imperative of humanitarian relief. Professor Eric Feldman will explore those issues in an innovative seminar this fall.

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Social Media Law is developing as we tweet. Next spring, students will learn how to avoid legal landmines in the first-ever course of its kind at Penn Law School.

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The United Nations served as backdrop for wide-ranging discussion on how to promote the values of equity and social justice around the world. Participants included Penn Law’s Rangita de Silva de Alwis, associate dean of international programs, and Bill Burke-White, Richard Perry professor and inaugural director of Perry World House.

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When they weren’t conducting research, faculty over the summer read everything from English novels to political memoirs to potboilers. It seems their tastes run eclectic.

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