Penn Law students in clinics and externships serve as lead counsel on their own cases rather than merely supporting the work of faculty.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 represent clients from around the world attempting to obtain asylum and victims of human trafficking and other crimes hoping to secure immigration visas.
Practice Professor of Law Cynthia Dahl heads the Detkin Intellectual Property and Legal Clinic.
Clark Edmond L’19 founded Crate, an innovative online gallery platform aimed at empowering younger patrons of the arts to become collectors.
The Law School’s Civil Practice Clinic affords students the opportunity to represent clients in cases involving issues that affect their basic needs and daily lives.
The Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic offers law students the opportunity to help vulnerable young people navigate the legal system using holistic advocacy.
Through the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, students work with entrepreneurs at all phases of the business cycle, from pre-formation to scaling to dissolution, turning visions into reality.
Practice Professor Louis S. Rulli guides the Legislative Clinic through which law students receive placements in various legislative offices from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to the City Council of Philadelphia.
The Appellate Advocacy Clinic focused on issues of economic justice in the criminal law contest.
A partnership between Penn Law’s Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic and CPA Global prepares law students for careers of the future through the use of sophisticated tech tools.
Petition filed on one-year anniversary of implementation of MPP program, also known as “Remain in Mexico”
Nagda is Director of the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights and an adjunct lecturer-in-law in Penn Law’s Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic.
In Department of Commerce v. New York, the Supreme Court ruled that a question on citizenship could not be added to the 2020 census on the basis of the government’s proffered reasoning.
In Iancu v. Brunetti, the Court held that the Lanham Act’s restriction on “immoral” or “scandalous” trademarks violates the Constitution.
The City Council hearing focused on the issue of child welfare investigations and the removal of children from their families.
The award honors a law school staff or faculty member for their work in advancing the ethic of pro bono service through program design or management, or through their own personal service.
In his new role, Kosuri will assume responsibility for the oversight and development of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies.
During this busy and successful year, they took on important public interest projects, made their voices heard on major issues in local and national government, gained hands-on practice experience through a variety of experiential learning programs, won cases, competitions, fellowships, and more.
In 2015 students and faculty in DIPTC worked with Lia Diagnostics, Inc., to draft their first nonprovisional patent for Lia’s innovative new paper pregnancy test
Judah Bellin L’18 won a recent case under the Prison Litigation Reform Act through Penn Law’s Federal Appellate Externship
Penn Law’s Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic has newly been invited to join the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Law School Clinic Certification Program, as part of the trademark portion of the program.
Penn Law continues to invest in innovative experiential and skills-based training
Penn Law’s important assets are people: those who are learning the law and those who educate and support them.
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Penn Law’s academic programs are fully integrated with the professional and graduate schools on campus, providing students with an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for careers that engage virtually every major issue facing our society.
As part of the Federal Appellate Externship, four third-year Law School students make an argument in front of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Ellis is one of 21 lawyers in the office who represent the U.S. government in front of the Supreme Court
On January 17, 2018, Penn Law adjunct professor James A. Feldman argued Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro in front of the Supreme Court of the United States to determine whether service advisors in car dealerships are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Helen Eisner L’12 explains the investigative work done by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
In the Transnational Legal Clinic, which was founded in 2006, students directly represent clients and organizations in international human rights and immigration legal proceedings. In this video feature clinic director Sarah Paoletti and alumni discuss the clinics work for clients seeking asylum and other forms of immigration relief.
A group of 46 alumni of Penn Law’s Supreme Court Clinic has submitted a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Professor Stephanos Bibas’ nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
Two Law School students traveled with Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, the Mediation Clinic’s director, to mediate an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska.
Transnational Legal Clinic lecturer in law Ayodele Gansallo has been working hard to assist those affected by the recent Trump travel ban. Click the link to read more on Philly.com
On December 19, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, released its decision in favor of two undocumented workers who were denied access to justice and the right to non-discrimination after being injured on the job while working in the United States.
Three Penn Law faculty members and four students were among the 150 participants in this year’s International Conference on Legislation and Law Reform, held in November at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
In this video feature, members of the Penn Law community describe their experience with the Civil Practice Clinic. The Law School’s first in-house clinic, the Civil Practice Clinic gives students the opportunity to represent indigent clients in state and federal courts and develop their litigation skills under faculty supervision.
In this video feature, faculty, students, and clients of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic discuss the clinic’s work and its impact on legal education and the Philadelphia business community.
A new report on civil forfeiture released by the Center for American Progress highlights work done by Professor Louis S. Rulli and the Law School’s Civil Practice Clinic.
Amanda Johnson L’15 had the opportunity to argue a case in front of the Third Circuit at a 3L at Penn Law. In a recently released decision, the court accepted her argument and in doing so created a circuit split with the four other circuits to have considered the issue.
To foster children, “normalcy” can be a privilege not easily achieved without proper legal advocacy and financial resources. The Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic’s social work student intern, Abigail Wilson, describes the complex navigation of recent federal legislation which encourages equal exposure for foster youth to the every day experiences of their peers.
Montco Court opinion on a denied petition filed by Child Advocacy Clinic professors, Kara Finck and Jennifer Nagda, highlights misunderstandings between state and federal laws which leaves children with Special Immigrant Juvenile status unprotected.
The students in the Supreme Court Clinic are working to help a group of auto workers secure the overtime they’re entitled to in Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro.
TLC calls for IACHR hearing about Central Americans held in detention centers.
Douglas Frenkel L’72 traveled around the world speaking about the American system of alternative dispute resolution and the work he has done in Penn Law’s clinics.
Penn Law’s Stephanos Bibas, director of the Supreme Court Clinic, talks about clinic’s work.
Penn Law students Adam Alperowicz L’17 and Nayha Zubair L’16 were named champions of the fifth annual Intellectual Property LawMeet, along with a team from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law.
Students from Penn Law won the Midwest Regionals of the 2015 Intellectual Property LawMeet, held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Professor Louis Rulli, Director of the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies at Penn Law, testified in front of the Pennsylvania State Senate’s Judiciary Committee on the practice of civil forfeiture.
A new article by the Detkin Clinic’s Cynthia Dahl describes how to teach students to communicate across fields by pairing engineers with lawyers in a patent drafting simulation.
In a new article, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic director Praveen Kosuri describes what makes the best business lawyers and how law schools can better prepare their students for careers in transactional law.
Budding companies benefit from the free legal service offered through the Detkin Clinic, which Cynthia Dahl and her colleagues at Penn Law describe as “a teaching law firm.”
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Recent Penn Law graduate Parker Rider-Longmaid L’13 has been selected as a clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the Supreme Court of the United States.
Professor Stephanos Bibas argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Bank of America v. Caulkett, a case represented by the Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic.
Louis S. Rullihas been named the recipient of Villanova University’s 2015 Praxis Award in Professional Ethics. The award honors the contributions of a professional or academic in the field of professional ethics.
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Penn Law asked several of its faculty members to look ahead and predict some of the key legal issues that will be discussed and debated in the upcoming year.
Parker Rider-Longmaid L’13 was named a 2015 Bristow Fellow by the Office of the Solicitor General in the U.S. Department of Justice. He is one of four recipients selected for the highly coveted fellowship.
A new gift from the Leo Model Foundation to the University of Pennsylvania Law School will create the Model Government and Public Affairs Initiative, a series of new programs designed to prepare students for fulfilling work in government and public policy.
On October 6, Penn Law hosted a panel discussion as part of the “Anatomy of a Public Interest Lawsuit” series on the use of civil forfeiture in Philadelphia and the development of the class action lawsuit, Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia, challenging it.
New study by Prof. Paoletti details abuses suffered by Nepal’s migrant workers in Mideast, shows justice elusive for low-wage workers abroad.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a client represented by Penn Law Professor Stephanos Bibas and students from the Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic. In a 6-3 decision that has wide implications for the entertainment industry, the Court held May 19 that the heir to the screenplay author for the film Raging Bull is able to pursue claims against MGM Studios that two lower courts had thrown out.
During spring break two students from the Penn Law Transnational Legal Clinic traveled to Geneva to participate in the United Nations Human Rights Committee’s review of U.S. compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
An article written by Penn Law Professor Douglas N. Frenkel L’72 has been selected as the outstanding scholarly article of 2013 by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.
Prof. Stephanos Bibas will appear before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to argue a copyright case involving Raging Bull, the Oscar-winning Martin Scorcese film.
Joline Price L’12 is ensuring that the chaotic rollout of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) doesn’t harm low-income Pennsylvanians.
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.
A team of two Penn Law students were national finalists in the third annual Intellectual Property LawMeet, which took place on Friday.
Prof. Praveen Kosuri discusses intellectual property landmines in branding.
In a video feature, Sarah Alba L’11 highlights Penn Law’s clinics and pro bono opportunities, as well as her postgraduate work at Manhattan Legal Services.
Daniel Gershwin L’12 shares how the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic helped him win the 2012 Transactional LawMeet National Championship title.
Kenneth R. Simon, Jr. L’14 is working at Akin Gump in Washington, D.C., where he hopes to return as a litigator after completing a judicial clerkship.
Prof. Louis Rulli talks about the use and abuse of civil forfeiture.
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.
Douglas Frenkel L’72, Penn Law’s Morris Shuster Practice Professor of Law, is the indirect inspiration for a program in conflict studies and resolution at one of Mexico’s leading universities, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).
Lauren M. Bennett L’13 took time from her bar examination studies to present oral argument to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals on July 10 in a prisoner’s civil rights case upon which she worked while a student in the Law School’s Federal Appellate Litigation Externship.
Kimberly Wexler (L ’13) was selected to receive the CLEA (Clinical Legal Education Association) award for Penn Law for 2013, for her exemplary work in both the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (“ELC”) and in the inaugural semester of the Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic (“IPC”).
Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic spent the past year successfully advocating for this young client both in Family Court and Immigration.
This spring, an ELC student negotiated a contract with seasoned attorneys from the School District of Philadelphia to permit Springboard to expand into four additional schools, serving 480 additional students.
Many clients come to Penn’s Civil Practice Clinic (CPC) seeking to ensure safe shelter, from landlord-tenant cases to fraudulent deed transfer and quiet title work.
Penn Law School’s Supreme Court Clinic three-for-three with wins this term before nation’s highest court.
Professors Sarah Paoletti and Tobias Barrington Wolff received the Law School’s 2013 Beacon Award for their contributions to pro bono and public interest service, at a ceremony that also recognized more than 100 student leaders and over 50 community partners.
Students in the Legislative Clinic meet in Senator Dick Durbin’s conference room with Penn Law alums on the Hill to discuss legislative issues and to receive tips on future career options.
The U.S. Supreme Court will rule by June on a sentencing-guidelines case argued by Penn Law’s Supreme Court Clinic.
Students involved in Penn Law’s Transnational Legal Clinic testify on behalf of legal immigrants in the U.S. who suffer widespread abuses under the temporary guest worker program.
Penn Law and the Wharton School launch first-of-its-kind management program for law students
Cynthia Dahl, Practice Associate Professor of Law and the inaugural director of the Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, talks about the interdisciplinary opportunities of the Clinic and what makes this clinic unique.
Lauren Saltiel and Christina Wong, both 2L students, are National Champions of the Intellectual Property LawMeet.
Mary Catherine Roper L’93, recipient of the 2012 Philadelphia Bar Foundation Award, speaks to Penn Law about her public interest career.
In a time of significant change for the legal academy and the profession, Penn Law has completed a record-breaking capital campaign, enabling the Law School to proactively transform its academic program to prepare students for success in a rapidly evolving legal landscape, supporting the expansion of world-class faculty, programs, and financial support - while maintaining a small class size.
Douglas Frenkel L’72, Penn Law’s Morris Shuster Practice Professor of Law, is the co-author of The Practice of Mediation: A Video-Integrated Text, the second edition of which was released June 11.
Kara Finck, most recently Managing Attorney for the public interest organization The Bronx Defenders, is the new Director of the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Child Advocacy Clinic.
Penn Law’s Bibas to argue for petitioner in Vartelas v. Holder, assisted by students in Penn’s Supreme Court Legal Clinic
Students from Penn Law's Legislative Clinic had their final class of the spring semester in Washington, D.C., meeting with Law School alumni who work in the field.
Six law students in the Transnational Legal Clinic, supervised by Practice Associate Professor Sarah Paoletti, travelled to Haiti over spring break to conduct on-the-ground research, interviews, and consultations in preparation for drafting a report on labor and human rights in Haiti to be submitted to the United Nations Human Rights Council as part of the country's upcoming Universal Periodic Review.
Professor Bibas has been assisted in the case of Tapia v. United States by students in Penn Law's Supreme Court Clinic, who have helped conduct research, draft the amicus curiae brief, and prepare strategy.
The ELC, led by Professor Praveen Kosuri, provides direct representation to entrepreneurs, businesses, and social entrepreneurs from underserved communities on matters such as business structuring, contract drafting and review, intellectual property, managing employees, negotiating, asset acquisitions and dispositions, business strategy, and regulatory requirements.
The Detkin Intellectual Property and Technology Legal Clinic, named in recognition of the gift by Peter Detkin EE '82, L'85, will be designed to set a new standard for higher legal education in IP and technology by providing hands-on, practical experience along the technological, legal, and business pathways that comprise the commercialization of innovation.
"An empty chair where a lawyer would normally sit if an indigent litigant could afford legal help undermines our promise of equal justice under law," writes Practice Professor and Clinical Director Louis Rulli in an article with Michael Carroll.
Rachel Stanton has received the CLEA Outstanding Student Award for her superb advocacy as a member of Penn Law's clinical programs.
In March, students in Penn Law's Transnational Legal Clinic, led by Professor Sarah Paoletti, traveled to Ghana to meet with Liberian refugees. The information the Clinic gathered will result in a white paper that will provide recommendations to inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental groups.
Penn Law's new Supreme Court Clinic will be the first of the approximately half-dozen in the country that closely integrates clinic work with a semester-long academic seminar on the workings of the Court.