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  • July 20

    Professor Bill Burke-White has acquired a deep well of knowledge about global affairs the hard way: he’s set foot in much of the world and studied the most difficult challenges as a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Burke-White, a scholar in the areas of international criminal and international economic law, is drawing on his expertise and experience as the Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director of Perry World House.

    Faculty, International, Perry World House
  • June 12
    In April, students from Penn Law’s seminar of International Women’s Rights presented their research during a forum at the U.S. Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. The seminar was taught by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, the Law School’s Associate Dean for International Programs. In this video feature, students from the course discuss their work on women’s rights and the trip to meet with policymakers and researchers.
    Human Rights, International, Trips to DC, Women's Rights
  • June 6
    On May 30, the President of the Human Rights Council, Ambassador Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, announced the appointment of Indira Jaising and Radhika Coomaraswamy to serve on a three-member high-level fact-finding mission in Myanmar.
    Human Rights, International
  • 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