Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl explains the focus of the Detkin IP and Technology Legal Clinic: Bloomberg Law

Lauren Davis L’21 advocates for safe and healthy housing in Philadelphia through Independence Fellowship

After college, Lauren worked as a paralegal at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, which inspired her to attend law school.

Margaret Zhang L’15 advocates for pregnancy and lactation rights at the Women’s Law Project

Zhang’s own experience of attempting to obtain lactation accommodations to take the bar exam helped inspire her career path.

New Global Research Seminar explores Israel’s influence as a ‘High Tech Nation’

Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law Gideon Parchomovsky and Muhammad Sarahne SJD’20 will lead the course, which includes a research trip to Israel over Spring Break.

Equal Justice Works Fellow Kate DiVasto L’21 centers young people’s voices in her advocacy

In May 2021, DiVasto was announced as one of 77 law school graduates selected to serve as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the 2021 Fellowship class.

Rekha Nair L’12 named Executive Director of the Phoenix Legal Action Network

For Rekha Nair L’12, standing alongside a person as they navigate the American immigration system offers something powerful: unity in a world of separation.

Dwayne Bensing GED’09, L’12: From Philadelphia public school teacher to civil rights advocate

Dwayne Bensing GED’09, L’12 is a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware focusing on policy advocacy.

Legislative Clinic releases new report on the rarely reported issue of medical deportation in the U.S.: The National Law Review

Practice Prof. of Law Kara Finck’s testimony on high rate of family separation by child protective services in Philadelphia cited: WHYY

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.

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Patricia Stottlemyer L’17 fights for more equitable access to asylum system

At Human Rights First, Patricia Stottlemyer L’17 uses impact litigation to fight for more equitable access to the legal system for asylum seekers.

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.

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