Merion, PA – The University of Pennsylvania Law School faculty gathered here in September for their annual retreat, a tradition designed to renew the intellectual vitality and camaraderie of the Law School’s academic community. The retreat included scholarly panel discussions on a range of legal topics, from gay rights, to the use of empirical research in the law, to health law, the financial crisis, and copyright law beyond fair use.
“The idea of a day devoted to intense academic discussion and to building social connections with colleagues makes our faculty retreat a unique Penn Law institution,” said Dean Michael Fitts. “The retreat allows us to come together as a group for an entire day to discuss and debate some of the most significant issues that lawyers face today, and to do so in a relaxed setting. Everyone comes away with a renewed appreciation for our community’s energy, intelligence and cohesiveness, even as we represent incredibly diverse intellectual perspectives.”