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Penn Carey Law and the Arts (PLATA)

Penn Carey Law and the Arts explores the intersection of the legal and arts communities. We’re a group of dancers, painters, musicians, actors, and audience members who appreciate the power of art to open channels of creativity, promote understanding, and breathe life into our legal careers. We host activities throughout the year with help from Philadelphia ballet companies, local museums, art law practitioners, and acclaimed academics. Past events have included a lecture on the art program at the Guantanamo Bay Prison, an art law careers panel, a theater outing, and tours of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Barnes Foundation with presentations conducted by the respective counsel for those institutions. Our season culminates with a spring art show, showcasing work from our fellow Penn Carey Law classmates. Join us today and add depth and color to your law school experience!

PCLATA is open to all students interested in the arts–no artistic talent is needed, though certainly welcomed! For any inquiries, please reach out to the Co-Presidents, Stephanie Lim ( and Jingyi Xu (