February 3rd, 2023
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The Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic, Penn Carey Law School’s newest in-house clinic, invites you to celebrate its launch at a convening on February 3, 2023, from 12:30-5:30 pm at the Law School entitled “The Unfinished Work of Abolition.” The ARC Justice Clinic provides students with hands-on experience working in civil rights litigation and policy advocacy to combat systemic racism and is directed by Practice Associate Professor Cara McClellan.
The launch event will feature three panel discussions and a keynote talk by Professor Dorothy Roberts. The first panel will focus on how the legacy of slavery impacts the criminal justice system in the United States. Speakers will apply an abolitionist approach to envision new systems of public safety. The second panel will focus on education and the ways that our country’s history of racial segregation and unequal funding shape inequity today. The final panel will imagine how to use legal and organizing strategies to design a third reconstruction and ensure equal citizenship. Professor Roberts will consider the U.S. Constitution as an abolitionist document and discuss how activists might build a new abolition constitutionalism today.
This program has been approved for a total of 3.5 CLE credits (1.5 Substantive and 2.0 Ethics CLE credits) for Pennsylvania lawyers. Attendees seeking CLE credit can make a payment via cash or check made payable to The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania on the day of the event or prior to the event via the online registration link in the amount of $140.00 ($70.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passwords provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form.
Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and the Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers.
Kalki is one of the most recognized Indian transgender activists who, with Evergreen Story produces the Indian Transgender Oral History Project. This event is sponsored by Penn’s LGBT Center, Pan Asian American Community House, Department of South Asia Studies, South Asia Center, and Penn Carey’s E&I Office
Dr. Howard C. Stevenson will offer you strategies to manage how you experience identity-based stress. Developing these skills to understanding identity, bias, and identity-based stress can enable you to flourish as a student and professional. Lunch is provided.
The History & Future of The Indian Child Welfare Act: Implications for tribal sovereignty and native family preservation
Across the country, there are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes that have a government-to-government relationship with the United States. As sovereign nations, they have legal jurisdiction over their lands and citizens. However, until the passing of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), the authority of Tribes to exercise their exclusive jurisdiction over their Native children in child custody proceedings was not recognized. ICWA established procedural guidelines for placement and removal protocols that mandate notice to Native families and Tribes in all pending child custody proceedings to prioritize family integrity and adhere to tribal sovereignty. In recent years, ICWA has been a legal battleground between non-native families seeking to adopt native children and native families trying to keep children connected to their culture and communities. The current legal challenge to ICWA is headed to the Supreme Court, which could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the law acknowledging the special relationship between tribes and the federal government or strike it down as an unconstitutional “race-based” law in violation of equal protection and states’ rights. Join the Field Center and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School for a virtual webinar series this fall exploring the history and future of ICWA and the potential implications of the Supreme Court case for native children, families, and tribal sovereignty.
Alumni Speaker Series: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in the Legal Profession
Presented by the Office of Equity and Inclusion (E&I) in collaboration with E&I’s Alumni Advisory Board and Law Alumni Society’s Board of Managers https://pennlaw.zoom.us/j/94003073877
Join us for a 1-hour lunchtime virtual conversation about Title IX and Trans Athletes. https://pennlaw.zoom.us/s/91928542958
As part of the Achieving Racial Justice series, and in commemoration of Juneteenth, the Quattrone Center and the Penn Carey Law Office of Equity & Inclusion present a screening of A Crime on the Bayou, a film by Nancy Buirski, followed by a Q&A featuring Gary Duncan (petitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court case Duncan v. Louisiana) and producer Brenda Robinson L ’03, moderated by Paul Heaton, Academic Director of the Quattrone Center. Register here
This virtual event is hosted by Penn Carey Law’s Office of Equity & Inclusion, highlighting work to advance equity and the law. The programs in this series will feature law school faculty and alumni being led in conversation by student moderators on the substantive law and practice skills essential for effective discussion and advocacy on these critical topics.
This event is part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Penn Law Office of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Daniel E. Ho of Stanford Law School is the speaker. Drawing on a recent article, “Disparate Limbo: How Administrative Law Erased Antidiscrimination,” Prof. Ho in this lecture traces how civil rights and administrative law have diverged over the past fifty years, as U.S. court decisions removed issues of racial discrimination from administrative law’s purview. He explains the legal and policy implications for today’s administrative state.
This virtual event is hosted by Penn Carey Law’s Office of Equity & Inclusion, highlighting work to advance equity and the law. The programs in this series explore substantive law and practice skills essential for effective discussion and advocacy on these critical topics.
Join attorneys from Comcast Legal’s Diversity Committee as they share insights into their work at Comcast and their paths to successful careers as in-house attorneys in both litigation and transactional practice. Bring your questions and prepare for a robust conversation.
This audio “hot topic” conversation, held via Twitter Spaces, is part of the Law and Governance series co-sponsored by the Penn Program on Regulation and organized by Neysun Mahboubi, Research Scholar at Penn’s Center for the Study of Contemporary China, Lecturer in Law at Penn Law, and Research Affiliate of the Penn Program on Regulation. The conversation on March 25 focuses on “The Confirmation Hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson.” Michael C. Dorf (Cornell Law School), Dahlia Lithwick (Slate), Kate Shaw (Cardozo Law), David Lat (Original Jurisdiction), and Cristina Rodriguez (Yale Law) discuss what the hearings portend for the future of SCOTUS. Neysun Mahboubi (Penn) moderates. All interested faculty and students are encouraged to participate. Click here to get the link to join the conversation. Click here to view all upcoming events sponsored by the Penn Program on Regulation.
This event is part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Penn Law Office of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Ming Hsu Chen, Visiting Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of Law, is the speaker.
The AI and Bias Policy Lab Celebrates Women’s History Month and Honors a Woman Leader in Tech: Dr. Finale Doshi-Velez
How has artificial intelligence changed and shaped our world over the last five years? How will AI continue to impact our lives in the coming years? The One Hundred Year Study on Artificial Intelligence is an ongoing project hosted at Stanford University, that will study the status of AI technology and its impacts on the world over the next 100 years. Finale Doshi-Velez, Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard University’s Paulson School of Engineering, is part of the panel of interdisciplinary researchers who wrote this year’s report.
On behalf of the Latinx Law Students Association (LALSA) at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, we cordially invite you to participate in Penn Law LALSA’s 25th Annual Conference. The conference will take place on March 19, 2022, in a Zoom webinar hosted in Philadelphia, PA. Registration HERE. CLE Credit: This program has been approved for 3.0 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit must register for CLE credit and make a payment via the online CLE registration link in the amount of $120.00 ($60.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys). In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, passcodes provided throughout the program must be noted in your evaluation form. Penn Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning.
In honor of Carrie B. Kilgore, the first female graduate of Penn Law, PLWA’s Annual Dinner provides female-identifying students in the Penn Law community with a critical resource unavailable to Kilgore during her time: a professional network of lawyers passionate about the advancement of females in the legal profession. The dinner will bring together attorneys from over 25 law firms and Penn Law students for cocktails, small bites, and a keynote speaker.
Vaccination Equity by Design (with Lessons for Designing Equitable Transportation, Housing, and Education Policy)
This event is part of the 2021-2022 Lecture Series on Race and Regulation, organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Penn Law Office of Equity and Inclusion. Professor Olatunde C.A. Johnson of Columbia Law School is the speaker. Racial disparities have marked COVID-19 exposure, cases, and outcomes throughout the pandemic in the United States. The rollout of COVID-19 vaccines also was beset by an “inverse equity” effect: vaccines saw greater uptake in socioeconomically privileged segments of the population, which only served to exacerbate already-existing health disparities for socially vulnerable communities, including communities of color. But it did not have to be that way. Drawing on a recent essay, “Vaccination Equity by Design,” Professor Johnson in this lecture examines the drivers of racial inequity in early access to COVID-19 vaccines. She also discusses how regulatory tools could have been used more effectively to promote equity in the COVID-19 vaccine rollout—and what can be learned not only for the next public health emergency, but for addressing inequities in other policy areas. This lecture will be held over Zoom and is free and open to the public. We welcome anyone with an interest in learning more about race and regulation, including students from across Penn or at other colleges and universities. Please feel free to share word of this event with others who may be interested. Register here
In honor of International Women’s Human Rights Day, the International Women’s Human Rights Class taught by Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis will host Afghan women leaders
The guests are: Hon. Dr Simar Samar- Former Vice President of Afghanistan Hon. Shukria Barakzai- Former Member of the Afghan Loya Jirga (Constitution Council) and Member of Parliament Hon. Fawzia Kafoor- Member of the Doha Peace Talks (2021) and Vice Chair of the Afghan Parliament Maria Bashir- the first woman Afghan Prosecutor Hon. Naheed Farid- Youngest woman Member of Parliament
The 34th Annual Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander Commemorative Conference