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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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Sophia Z. Lee Named New Dean

Sophia Z. Lee has been named the new dean of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

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Penn Carey Law Commencement 2023

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School honored the Class of 2023 graduates with a ceremony at the American Academy of Music.


Staunch Commitment to Service

Penn Carey Law recognizes and applauds the Class of 2023’s pro bono efforts.

‘America’s Mothers Are Suckers’

“Mother’s Day is a celebration that inspires its purported honorees to reflect on the very nature of a consolation prize,” writes Prof. Tess Wilkinson-Ryan L’05, G’06, PhD’08 at Slate.

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Award-Winning Educators

Penn Carey Law recognized six faculty members with teaching awards for the 2022-2023 academic year.

An Interdisciplinary Edge in the Entertainment Industry

From a Whitney Houston biopic to premiering at Sundance, Penn Carey Law students and alumni successfully navigate legal careers in the ever-changing entertainment industry.



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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.

In Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed, Prof. David Hoffman, Jordan Konell L’22, and Luke McCartney L’23 advocate for rental lease template to help prevent disputes

Access to a plain language, easy-to-understand guide with legally valid terms would bring much-needed stability and fairness to the start of the rental process for both sides.

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

A collection of resources and events that honor Dr. King, celebrate the advances in our nation’s civil rights, and examine the work still to be done.


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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.

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.

Continuing Judicial Education

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

Research and Impact

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