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    “Our democratic society gives vast authority to unelected judges. I explore judicial authority and how the other branches and the public respond.”

    - Professor Theodore Ruger

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    “Today, corporate law is what constitutional law was in 1965, the framework through which the most important issues facing our society are debated.”

    - Professor Edward Rock

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    “I am interested in exploring the implications of human rationality for the key institutions of our legal system.”

    - Professor Claire Finkelstein

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    “Penn Law provides an ideal setting in which to study and teach about the function of courts within our system of government.”

    - Professor Catherine Struve

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    “Behind every transformation in the law are committed people strategizing about the best way to achieve their aims. I find uncovering their stories most rewarding.”

    - Professor Serena Mayeri

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    “Part of what makes criminal law theory interesting is what it implies about other seemingly unrelated bodies of law.”

    - Professor Leo Katz

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    “Perennial questions about the ideal relationship between public and private, law and ethics, identity and opportunity are central to my scholarship and teaching.”

    - Professor Anita Allen

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    “Neuroscience is discovering a great deal about the correlates and causes of human behavior, but causation is not itself an excusing condition.”

    - Professor Stephen Morse

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    “Students need to learn not about the Hollywood world of jury trials but about the real world of plea bargaining.”

    - Professor Stephanos Bibas

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    “In the last generation, constitutional thought and litigation guarded against threats of oppression. My hope is to build the tools to meet the next generation of new threats.”

    - Professor Seth Kreimer

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    “My work explores the numerous doctrinal and methodological synergies among different areas of the law and their likely benefits for policy and regulation.”

    - Professor Shyamkrishna Balganesh

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    “Emerging technology requires a new generation of technologically-savvy lawyers to establish the regulatory framework of the future.”

    - Professor R. Polk Wagner

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    “My research asks how people understand their contractual obligations in everyday life, from the online terms that everyone ignores to the mortgage contracts at the center of the recent economic crisis.”

    - Professor Tess Wilkinson-Ryan

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    “I love my job. The research and writing provides a base for assisting with law reform around the world and working with some very interesting and accomplished people.”

    - Professor Charles Mooney

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    “Taking my students to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and northern Uganda were unforgettable teaching moments.”

    - Professor William Burke-White