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Patty Shwartz L’86

Michael Smerconish L’87

Reunion 2013

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Kilgore Society

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Penn Law's Alex Trebek

Supreme Court Clinic

Expanded TollRAP Loan Forgiveness Program

The Careerist Praises Penn Law

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Beacon Award for Profs. Paoletti and Wolff

Professor Anita Allen

Matiangai Sirleaf

Professor Tom Baker

Professor Stephen Morse

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$15 Million Gift Will Fund New Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at Penn Law

The University of Pennsylvania Law School has received a $15 million gift to establish the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, a national research and policy hub created to catalyze long-term structural improvements to the US criminal justice system.

The Center will take an interdisciplinary, data-driven, scientific approach to identifying and analyzing the most crucial problems in the justice system, and proposing solutions that improve its fairness for the long-term benefit of society. It will conduct independent, unbiased research and programs, engaging all parties—academia, judiciary, law enforcement, defense attorneys, prosecutors, legislators, forensic and social scientists, media, and other participants – required to effect substantial change for the better.

The Center’s initial funding comes from The Frank and Denise Quattrone Foundation, whose trustees Frank Quattrone W’77 and his wife Denise Foderaro SAMP’78 are Penn graduates and Philadelphia natives.

The fundamental accuracy and fairness of the American criminal justice system was once taken for granted. In recent years, however, scientific advances such as those in DNA testing have challenged our idealism by revealing errors in findings of guilt and innocence, with significant consequences to individuals, families, and the system as a whole.

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Wharton Certificate Penn Law and Wharton Launch First-Of-Its-Kind Management Program for Law Students

Responding to calls for law schools to equip students with practical skills they can use throughout their careers, Penn Law has enhanced its upper-level curriculum with the addition of a Wharton Certificate in Management. More »

Judge Anthony Scirica Third Circuit Senior Judge Anthony J. Scirica Joins the Faculty

Anthony J. Scirica, a highly respected member of the federal judiciary, who has previously taught complex litigation at the Law School, joins the standing faculty July 1 as a Senior Fellow. More »

webby awards Penn Law Nabs a Webby

The Law School’s redesigned website has won a Webby People's Voice Award in the law category. The Webbys are widely considered the most prestigious Internet awards. More »

Patty Shwartz Patty Shwartz L’86 Confirmed to Appellate Bench

New Jersey's Patty Shwartz L’86 was confirmed by the Senate in April to an appointment on the U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals. More »

Michael Smerconish Michael Smerconish L’87 Launches Radio Show on SiriusXM

Michael Smerconish L’87, a nationally syndicated radio host and bestselling author, has launched a new daily program on SiriusXM P.O.T.U.S., a non-partisan channel dedicated to the “Politics of the United States.” More »


Reunion Penn Law Reunion

May 9 & 10, 2013: This year’s Reunion Weekend was another huge success, bringing together alumni of all ages from across the U.S. and the world.  From alumnus Hanley Rubinsohn of Penn Law’s Class of 1938 (celebrating his 75th law school reunion) to the spirited members of the Class of 1963 (celebrating their 50th reunion with record-setting attendance and a classmate-created commemorative DVD), to the youngest set of reunion-goers, the Class of 2008 (celebrating their 5th reunion), approximately 600 alumni descended upon Philadelphia to meet up with old friends, classmates, and faculty. More »

Campaign Closing PLES Alumni Visit Philly from Europe

This spring over 40 LLM alumni (from GL’78 through GL’10) and their guests came back to Penn Law from France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Norway, Portugal, England, Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Ukraine, Italy, Germany (and the U.S.). More »

Campaign Closing Professors & Alumni Highlighted at Regional Events

So far in 2013, eight Penn Law regional alumni clubs have brought professor and alumni experts to cities around the country for talks, panel discussions, and social events. More »

Kilgore Society Kilgore Society - Penn Law’s New Women’s Network

We are proud to introduce the Kilgore Society, Penn Law’s new alumnae network.  Named in honor of our first female graduate of the law school, Carrie Burnham Kilgore, Penn Law Class of 1883, the Kilgore Society seeks to foster and maintain a community of outstanding Penn Law women, as well as support and increase the number of women in law and in positions of leadership. More »

Senior partners Senior Partners of Penn Law

The Senior Partners of Penn Law School met on Friday, May 10 for their annual luncheon in the Haaga “Goat” Lounge. During dessert, 3L students Matt Corriel and Ashley Kwon introduced the Sr. Partners to the Penn Intellectual Property Group and discussed the integration of IP with business, technology and the law. For Senior Partner Luncheon photos, go here.

Regional Programs Penn Law's Alex Trebek

Answer: This beloved Penn Law icon channeled his inner Alex Trebek as the Law School celebrated the successful completion of its $200 million Bold Ambitions campaign with a spoof of the Jeopardy game show.

Question: Who is Dean of Students Gary Clinton?

Thank you, Gary! You may have a new career ahead of you!


Supreme Court Clinic Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic Goes 3 for 3 This Term

With a victory in June in an important constitutional case involving federal sentencing guidelines, the Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic chalked up its third successful argument before the high court in the current term. More »

TollRAP An Expanded TollRAP Loan Forgiveness Program Promotes Public Service

Penn Law’s expanded loan forgiveness program is among the most generous in the nation. Graduates pursuing careers in public interest and public service can have their student loans paid in full. More »

careerist Am Law’s The Careerist Praises Penn Law

Vivia Chen calls Penn Law a “school with fabulous employment prospects and a fun social life.” Could a prospective student ask for more? More »

Faculty honored Four Members of the Faculty Honored for Excellence in Teaching

Professors Ed Rock, Anita Allen, and Gideon Parchomovsky, and adjunct lecturer Perry Golkin received this academic year’s teaching awards. More »

Professors Paoletti and Wolff Professors Sarah Paoletti and Tobias Wolff Receive Beacon Award

Professors Sarah Paoletti and Tobias Barrington Wolff have been honored with the Law School’s 2013 Beacon Award, which recognizes faculty members’ contributions to pro bono and public interest service. More »

Anita Allen Prof. Anita L. Allen Appointed Vice Provost for Faculty at Penn

Prof. Anita Allen, an international expert on privacy law and ethics who has taught at the Law School since 1998, has been appointed Vice Provost for Faculty at Penn. More »

Matiangai Sirleaf Matiangai Sirleaf on Transitional Justice

Cutting-edge research by Sharswood Fellow Matiangai Sirleaf explores better ways to meet the needs of human rights victims in countries transitioning to democracy. More »

Tom Baker Prof. Tom Baker Analyzes Health Exchanges

Students working with Prof. Tom Baker are laying the groundwork this summer for a comprehensive look at how well the new health insurance exchanges perform. More »

Stephen Morse Brains on Trial: Prof. Stephen Morse Talks to Alan Alda [VIDEO]

Prof. Stephen Morse discusses neuroscience and criminal justice with actor Alan Alda. More »


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