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  • May 11
    Penn Law professor Beth Simmons, an expert on international relations and human rights, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society. She was one of 32 new members elected by the society’s membership this April.
    Awards, Faculty, Human Rights, International
  • April 17
    Two Law School students traveled with Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, the Mediation Clinic’s director, to mediate an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska.
    Clinics, Cross Disciplinary, International, Mediation
  • April 11
    The University of Pennsylvania Law School and the United Nations Development Programme-Sustainable Development Goals Fund have established an agreement to strengthen cooperation and enhance the effectiveness of global development efforts.
    International, Law School
  • March 13
    In January 2017, Penn Law faculty members Wendell Pritchett and Fernando Chang-Muy led a delegation of sixteen students to Cuba as part of their year-long Global Research Seminar (GRS).
    Human Rights, International, Students
  • March 6
    Transnational Legal Clinic lecturer in law Ayodele Gansallo has been working hard to assist those affected by the recent Trump travel ban. Click the link to read more on
    Clinics, Faculty, Human Rights, Immigration, International, LLM, News, Philadelphia, Public Service, Transnational
  • January 30
    Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger affirms that “as a world-leading research and teaching institution, we must engage actively with students, attorneys, and policymakers from around the globe in order to prepare our students to be lawyers and leaders in an increasingly connected society and economy.”
    Affinity Groups, Civil Rights, dean ruger, Government, Human Rights, International, Law School, News, Penn, Pro Bono, Public Service, ted ruger
  • January 30
    On January 27, President Trump’s signed an executive order blocking refugees and temporarily suspending immigration from seven predominately Muslim countries. A number of members of the Penn Law community have responded to news about the order, and this page contains information on upcoming events, comments from Penn Law faculty, students, and alumni, as well as information about the order’s effects on refugees and immigrants, the legal challenges being brought against it, the response of the judiciary, and the role of lawyers in the order’s wake.
    Events, Government, Human Rights, International, irap, Pro Bono Student Groups, Pro Bono, refugee
  • December 21
    On December 19, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, released its decision in favor of two undocumented workers who were denied access to justice and the right to non-discrimination after being injured on the job while working in the United States.
    Clinics, Human Rights, Immigration, International, Transnational
  • June 8
    Like “The Act of Killing,”  Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” examines the 1965 Indonesian genocide; this time the focus is Adi Rukun, the brother of a victim, who pursues his own mission of truth and reconciliation.
    Documentaries blog, Documentaries, Human Rights, International, Law-Genre Docs, Social Justice
  • April 24
    Though summer is a great time to travel, international travel introduces new risks to your data and devices. Here are some tips to keep you safe while traveling abroad.
    International, ITS Tips, Mobile, Privacy, Security & Privacy, Security, WiFi