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Impacts & Insights

Our pathbreaking scholars, dynamic and inclusive student body, and innovative alumni demonstrate the intellectual vitality of our community.  Read on to see their impact. 

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Corporate Law Scholarship Excellence

A paper co-authored by Prof. Elizabeth Pollman has been awarded the European Corporate Governance Institute’s 2022 Gottlieb Prize for the Best Paper in the ECGI Law Working Paper Series.

Leading the Innocence Project

Christina Swarns L’93, who has dedicated her career to criminal justice reform, speaks with Essence about her position as Executive Director of the Innocence Project.

Commemorating Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, we are highlighting Penn Carey Law’s recent insights, analysis, and observations on today’s most pressing constitutional issues.
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Rethinking Credibility Assessments

A federal appellate court recently cited Visiting Assistant Practice Prof. Liz Bradley’s research on demeanor evidence in asylum cases.
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Dedication to Innovation

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack joins theFuture of the Profession Initiative as Strategic Advisor, bringing her breadth of experience and dedication to equal access to justice.

Remembering Michael Wachter

Emeritus Professor Michael L. Wachter was a renowned business law scholar and visionary builder of the Institute for Law & Economics.
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Marissa Schwartz L?22

Fighting for Families

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

Continuing Judicial Education

Law School faculty regularly coordinate Continuing Judicial Education programming to help Pennsylvania judges stay abreast of cutting-edge legal issues.

Centering Youth Voices

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic students represent their youth clients on a range of issues including dependency, custody, and education matters.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Merck Board of Directors Exec. Chairman Kenneth C. Frazier, widely recognized for his social justice and economic inclusion advocacy, will deliver the 2022 commencement address.

Penn Today speaks with Penn’s Interim President Wendell Pritchett

Pritchett will serve as Penn’s Interim President until Liz Magill takes the helm July 1.
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Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Advancing Women’s Rights

Rangita de Silva de Alwis was elected to the UN CEDAW Committee for the term 2023-2026.

Hong Kong Handover

Prof. Jacques deLisle discusses where Hong Kong stands now at 25 years under Chinese control, and what the future might hold.

LLM Public Interest Fellowships

Three LLM graduates are among those in the Class of 2022 who have secured public interest fellowships.
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Ending Gender-Based Violence

A project initiated at the Global Institute for Human Rights aims to provide relief for survivors of gender-based violence in Brazil – and eventually around the world.

Simulated International Crisis Negotiation

The International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise is designed to engage and educate law students in the process of crisis negotiation at the highest strategic level.
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Marissa Schwartz L?22

Fighting for Families

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Historic Clerkship Attainment

During the 2021-2022 academic year, student and alumni applicants obtained 102 total clerkships – the highest number of clerkships ever attained in Law School history.
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Next Generation Leaders

The American Constitution Society selected Sabrina Minhas L’22 and Jess Zalph L’23 to participate in their prestigious leadership program.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

AI & Inequities

Dana Dyer L’22 has authored a trailblazing report shining a light on how AI contributes to racial bias in hiring processes for Black educators.

‘Devastating But Not Shocking’

Annie Blackman L’22, Co-Chair of If/When/How, a student pro bono project dedicated to lawyering for reproductive justice, reacts to the leaked SCOTUS opinion.
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Cross-Disciplinary Advances

Students and faculty work across a diverse range of fields, forging the way forward in an increasingly interdisciplinary legal world.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice
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Cross-Disciplinary LGBTQ Certificate

The new, formalized, cross-disciplinary program will enable students to study LGBTQ+ issues from multiple perspectives.

Continuing Judicial Education

Law School faculty regularly coordinate Continuing Judicial Education programming to help Pennsylvania judges stay abreast of cutting-edge legal issues.

AI and Implicit Bias

Veda Handa LLM’22 shares her reflections on the Spring 2022 “Policy Lab on AI and Implicit Bias” with Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis.
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