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Matthew Erie ’08 on His Unconventional Road to Comparative Law

The following post has been adapted from a discussion on May 31, 2022, with Matthew Erie L’08, Associate Professor, Member of the Law Faculty, and Associate Research Fellow of the Socio-Legal Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. Matth...

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Roland Witzel LLM’03, L’07, on Uplifting the Creative Sector during COVID-19

The following post has been adapted from a discussion on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, with Roland Witzel LLM’03, L’07, Senior Legal Officer at Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM). As the COVID-19 crisi...

Adnan Zulfiqar L’08 on Islamic Law and His Path to Legal Academia

The following post has been adapted from a discussion on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with Dr. Adnan Zulfiqar, Associate Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School. What happens when you have stakeholders whose authority exists outside of the state,...

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Cynthia Soohoo L’92 on Making Human Rights an American Value

This feature originally appeared in the Penn Law Journal as part of a series about alumni who fight for Civil Rights in our communities. The allure of fighting for social justice causes brought Cindy Soohoo L’92 to law school. She had little...

Brian Alexander L’03 on the State of Legal Practice in Myanmar

The following is adapted from a discussion Bryan Alexander L’03 held with current Penn Law students on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. This conversation occurred prior to the military seizure of control on 1 February, which initiated a year-long stat...

Max Hulme L’16 on International Arbitration in Paris

The following post has been adapted from a discussion on Monday, November 9, 2020 with Max Hulme L’16, an associate in the International Arbitration practice at Shearman & Sterling. Paris is a critical jurisdiction for international arbit...

Kayla Winarsky-Green L’15 on Business and Human Rights

The following post has been adapted from a discussion on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 with Kayla Winarsky Green L’15, Advisor on Human Rights and Business at the Danish Institute for Human Rights.   Can you tell us a bit about what your ...

Yumna Kamel LLM’20 and Stephanie Hader LLM’20 on Their Newly Launched Think Tank, Earth Refuge

The following has been adapted from a discussion Yumna Kamel LLM’20 and Stephanie Hader LLM’20 held with current Penn Law students on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.   Earth Refuge describes itself as the world’s first legal think tank d...

Frank DeSimone L’15 on His Experiences in International Private Law

The following has been adapted from a discussion that Frank DeSimone L’15 held with current Penn Law students on Tuesday, July 8, 2020 as part of the Practice Primer Series organized by the Office of Career Strategy (OCS) and Center on Professio...