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Winter 2009

Technological Innovation + Economy in Crisis = Legal Deregulation?

San Diego, CA: Two deans, two graduates and one professor from Penn Law were among 40 of the nation's leading general counsel, law firm partners and legal academics who met to debate whether legal regulations are antiquated, law school accreditation requirements are misguided, and Big Law's billable hours are corrosive.

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In the Public Interest
March 16-20, 2009
Public interest law is a focal point at Penn Law, but the first official “Penn Law Public Interest Week” will celebrate two decades of commitment to the community. The weeklong event will feature guest speakers Stephen Bright, Linda Greenhouse (Below), and Jeremy Travis.

Irving R. Segal Lecture – “How Judges Know What They Know"
Linda Greenhouse    March 18, 2009 - 4:30 PM
Location: Gittis Hall 213
Linda Greenhouse is the former New York Times Supreme Court Correspondent and current Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph M. Goldstein Senior Fellow in Law, Yale Law School.

Dean's Speaker Series Lecture - Murder Most Foul: Famous and Interesting Murder Prosecutions
March 23, 2009 12:00 noon
Location: Gittis Hall 213
Richard A. Sprague L'53 will offer reflections on the legal issues involved and factual settings of several of his most important murder prosecutions.
Lunch Provided - One CLE credit offered
Registration required - rsvp to

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Professor Stephen J. Morse    Experimental neural scans are finding their way into scores of criminal proceedings, where judges usually are left on their own to assess their scientific validity, Professor Stephen Morse, tells the Wall Street Journal.

The new Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition plays a key role in promoting the scholarly study of technology policy. Learn more about CTIC and our thirteen Penn Law institutes, centers, and programs.

Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry    The Pakistani Chief Justice visits Penn Law and speaks about the civil revolution in his country. Watch the lecture on your computer.

Penn Law students have been busy. A group of students reached the finals of the Moot Court National Championship and a student Environmental Law Group participated in EPA Rulemaking. Meet more Penn Law students here.

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Meet me at the Goat! Penn Law Alumni Weekend

The Career Planning and Professionalism Office is available to support alumni facing career transitions. Learn more about CP&P services and upcoming programs. We also offer a job search newsletter, which you can receive by completing this survey. Additionally, if you have an opportunity to employ a Penn Law graduate or student, or know someone who can, please click here.

More than 15 Penn Law alumni clubs have been chartered in the past 18 months. Find out more about our alumni clubs and how to start one in your area.

Bold Ambitions: The Campaign for Penn Law has raised nearly $130 million towards the goal of $175 Million. Read more on the priorities of Bold Ambitions. All gifts, no matter their size, count towards the campaign goals.Make your gift to Penn Law by clicking here.

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Alumni Events

March 25, 2009
Penn Law NYC Alumni Club and CP&P joint program and networking night
(Program will be taped and later offered on our website)

March 26, 2009
Penn Law Boston Alumni Club
Inaugural Event - An evening with Penn Law Professor Douglas Frenkel (W ’68, L ’72)

March 31, 2009
Alumni Meet & Greet
Wilmington, DE

May 15-16, 2009
Alumni Weekend

   Find more alumni events in your area. Interested in starting a club in your area or getting involved with an existing club? Contact Nancy Rasmussen at nrasmuss@

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