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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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‘Live Free or Die’

Ukrainian Parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko advocated a worldwide effort to “defeat evil” in the 2023 Holt Lecture.

Award-Winning National Security Law Scholarship

Prof. Jean Galbraith’s article, “The Runaway Presidential Power Over Diplomacy” has been awarded the Mike Lewis Prize.
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Unwavering Commitment to Service

United by an ethos of service, Penn Carey Law’s public interest community cuts across sectors and legal specialties to effect positive change.

Advocating for Racial and Civil Justice

On February 3, the ARC Justice Clinic will launch with a day of events geared toward the continued fight for racial and social justice.
Finalists Casey Danoff L’23, Colin Clemente Jones L’23, Simone Hunter-Hobson L’23, and Omar Khoury L’23 standing with the Keedy Cup

2023 Edwin R. Keedy Cup Winners

The spirited finals featured Casey Danoff L’23, Colin Clemente Jones L’23, Simone Hunter-Hobson L’23, and Omar Khoury L’23.
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Policing Marginalized Communities

This past semester, Quattrone Center Fellow Anjelica Hendricks engaged students in the study of how policing intersects with race, gender, ability, and other intertwined socio-economic identities.

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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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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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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.
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Cross Disciplinary Fair

After a 2+ year hiatus, the in-person Cross-Disciplinary Opportunities Fair provided students an opportunity to learn more about joint degrees and certificates at Penn that complements their legal education.
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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.
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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.
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