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Reunion 2021 CLE Discussions

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CLE discussions are open to all interested attendees and members of the Penn Law community, whether you are celebrating a reunion year or otherwise. All panels will take place virtually.

Tuesday, May 11

4:30-5:30PM

The Kilgore Society Presents: Women in Entertainment

Join fellow alumnae working in entertainment law as they share their experiences, discuss the adversities they overcome, and explain how the industry has changed during the pandemic.

Panelists:

Victoria S. Cook L’98, Partner - Entertainment Group, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz

Tehmina Jaffer L’00, Head of Business Affairs, Disney+

Heather Washington L’06, Vice President, Development - Motion Pictures, Westbrook Inc.

This program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.

 

Wednesday, May 12

12:00-1:00PM 

Penn Law Faculty Research During the Pandemic

Join Professor Abrams, Professor Baker, and Professor Hoffman as they discuss their recent research surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: the Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker, a multi-sourced database and dashboard through which to view the unfolding insurance litigation arising out of the pandemic in federal and state courts; an analysis of cases in which courts adjudicated post-formation changes to the social costs of contracts and a discussion on what courts might do with the wave of current COVID/contract cases; and an analysis of collected data from over 25 large cities in the U.S., documenting the short-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on crime.

Panelists:

David Abrams, Professor of Law, Business Economics, and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

David Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Moderator: Beth Simmons, Deputy Dean & Andrea Mitchell University Professor in Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

This program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.

 

Thursday, May 13

4:30-5:30PM 

Beyond Big Law: Using Your Skills in Alternative Careers

A panel of your fellow Penn Law alums will discuss why they decided to pursue a career path outside of Big Law, how they successfully did so, and how they use the skills they developed in law school and from their Big Law/other professional experiences in their current professional roles.

Panelists: Mark Farrell L’01, Managing Director, Thayer Ventures & 44th Mayor of City and County of San Francisco

Kedric Payne L’01, General Counsel and Senior Director, Ethics at Campaign Legal Center

Melissa Solomon L’11, Senior Counsel at Sony Pictures Entertainment

Moderator: Maureen Reilly, Assistant Dean & Executive Director, Office of Career Strategy, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

This program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.

 

Friday, May 14
12:00-1:00PM

A Vision for the Future: How the Law School Leads During a Time of Great Change

Penn Law’s graduates have held leadership positions across a wide variety of organizations for generations. As the world and the profession change more rapidly, the Law School continues to cultivate new leaders and to shape a new world for its alumni. The Future of the Profession Initiative (“FPI”) builds interdisciplinary projects that connect the Law School to a thriving innovation community at the University, develops new courses that educate students about how to lead through uncertain times, and convenes forward-focused conversations about how to effect real change that will improve client service. Learn more about FPI’s work from its Executive Director Jennifer Leonard L’04 and Distinguished Lecturer and FPI Senior Consultant Jim Sandman L’76. Be inspired by a moderated panel discussion among alumni changemakers, trailblazers, and innovators.

This program has been approved for 1.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.