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Penn Law in the World Report

The Office of International Program’s seminal report showcases Penn Law’s expanded global presence and impact across the spectrum of international, transnational and foreign law.

Annual Report 2016: “Penn Law in the World”

The unprecedented degree to which economic markers, peoples and states have become linked, along with the global movement of ideas, goods, capital, business, finance and technology, require new kinds of partnerships and an expanded transnationalism in all areas of law. Large scale humanitarian crises, including growing pandemics, the rise of non-state actors, an escalating threat of global terrorism, a resurgence of ethno-nationalism, intractable conflicts and mass scale international migration all call for the negotiation of new international rules and laws. As a leading law school, Penn Law continues to respond to these challenges.

This seminal report showcases how Penn Law’s expanded global presence and impact has helped shape innovative and vibrant programs across the spectrum of international, transnational and foreign law. These programs at law school and in the world have broadened and increased participation and partnerships with students, alumni, faculty and international organizations. Responding to student interests, new initiatives that strengthened global partnerships have increased the law school’s global impact.

Our newly launched programs and partnerships include key international institutions and organizations including the United Nations and other multilateral institutions. Students have welcomed these new initiatives that “build bridges with global policymakers, create new networking opportunities and provide students access to high-level international stakeholders.” From Asia to Latin America, our students and faculty are engaged in legal and institutional reform in areas ranging from transitional justice to disasters and climate change to global finance, technology and corporate governance.