Penn Law’s Latin Law Students Association (LALSA) hosted its annual conference Jan. 31, with the theme “Making It in Latin America.” Topics discussed included ways to gain entry into international lines of work, Latin America’s role in the future of law, and the importance of having fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, and the gender dynamics of Latin America’s law and corporate worlds.
More than two dozen second- and third-year students participating in Penn Law’s Externship Program are working this semester in government agencies and nonprofit organizations from New York, to Philadelphia, to Washington, D.C.
On the evening of Nov. 5, Penn Law students were treated to a behind the scenes glimpse of art industry. Penn Law in the Arts hosted a “Panel on the Careers that Make the Art World Go Round,” which featured distinguished speakers who deal with the legal and business issues facing the art industry.
Penn Law alum Keith Eisner L’93 found himself back at law school Oct. 29, but not as a lawyer. He was back as a TV writer and producer for the event From Law School to Law & Order to Legal and Political Drama on The Good Wife. In front of a packed Fitts Auditorium, Eisner spoke about his career and his unconventional use of his law degree.
In October Penn Law will formally launch the innovative Visiting Jurist Program, designed to promote closer ties between eminent members of the judiciary and law students. The inaugural Penn Law Visiting Jurist will be Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Mariam Khokhar L’14, who was born in Pakistan and grew up in northern New Jersey, plans to work upon graduation in the non-profit sector with refugees and asylum seekers. With support from the Equal Justice Foundation, she spent the summer in New York with Human Rights First, an independent advocacy and action organization.
Through the Penn Law International Internship Program (PLIIP), Joan Piasta L’15, who grew up in Sonoma County, California, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of San Francisco, spent the summer at a leading Japanese law firm.
At a time when debates over technology policy are as significant as they are complex, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) are launching an innovative joint degree program whose goal is to graduate lawyers and engineers able to address issues at the intersection of law and technology.