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  • 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
  • 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
  • March 14
    Moving to China has given guest blogger Michael L. Wong a different perspective on the documentary “Last Train Home” which follows the Zhangs, a migrant worker couple, on their visit home for the Chinese New Year.
    Documentaries blog, Documentaries, International, Social Justice Visual Advocacy