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Alumni Voices

These are stories from our alumni. 

Alumni Voices 

Hear from some of our distinguished alumni.

Alumni voices

Law School alums pave the way for fellow Asian Americans in the legal profession

The Honorable Stella Tsai L’88, Tsiwen Law ’84, Tanya Xu L’16, and Adam Tsao L’17 are among the Law School alums helping to obliterate the so-called “Bamboo Ceiling.”

Tsiwen Law L’84 and his lifelong dedication to securing Asian American civil rights

Tsiwen Law L’84 has been an Asian American civil rights activist for decades, dating to the anti-Vietnam War movement in the late 1960s.

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.

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.

 

Advancing Civil Rights

The continuation of decades of tireless work, current civil rights efforts are alive throughout the country — with women marching en masse for gender equity, people of every background protesting against anti-Black police violence, and LGBTQ+ advocates mobilizing to advance legal protections. The fight for a fairer, more just society surges on. At the center of these movements stand many Law School alumni from Penn. Every week, we post a new profile to shine a light on the important work some of these graduates.  

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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.

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.