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Law School’s clinical offerings and externships ‘put students front and center’

Penn Law students in clinics and externships serve as lead counsel on their own cases rather than merely supporting the work of faculty.

Professor Dahl on SCOTUS limiting patent law’s assignor estoppel doctrine

Dahl comments on the SCOTUS ruling, Minerva Surgical v. Hologic, which limits the patent-law doctrine known as “assignor estoppel” baring inventors who sell patent rights from later claiming they’re invalid as a defense to infringement claims.

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Professor Paoletti comments on SCOTUS 6-3 decision detaining immigrants re-entering U.S. iIllegally

Professor Sarah Paoletti comments on Supreme Court ruling that deported immigrants who re-enter the U.S. illegally and meet the definition of a refugee, or because they face torture in their home country must remain in custody while their cases are processed.

Penn Law & Free Migration Project report reveals ongoing unreported violations of patient rights with medical deportations

The authors of the report include Toll Public Interest Fellow Erica V. Rodarte Costa L’22, Jacqueline Monnat L’21, and Free Migration Project’s Executive Director David Bennion and Program Coordinator Adrianna Torres-García.

Criminal Defense Clinic students protect the rights of the accused

Taught by experienced practicing attorneys at the Defender Association of Philadelphia (DAP), the clinic gives students the opportunity to represent clients accused of serious crimes.

Mediation Clinic students learn that ‘lawyers can be problem-solvers as well as warriors’

Led by Practice Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, Adjunct Professor of Law Michele Goldfarb, and Lecturer in Law Sharon Eckstein L’86, Mediation Clinic students learn to exercise unbiased lawyering judgment by facilitating real mediation sessions.

Transnational Legal Clinic students ‘learn fast and work hard in a broken system’

Transnational Legal Clinic students represent clients from around the world attempting to obtain asylum and victims of human trafficking and other crimes hoping to secure immigration visas.