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Sanjay Jolly L’21

Sanjay’s focus is on the theory and practice of social movement lawyering, particularly in the area of media and communications. As a joint degree candidate with the Annenberg School for Communication, he combines his legal education with doctoral training in political economy, media history, and critical theory. Prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania, he was a Fulbright Scholar based in Ecuador where he studied the implementation of media reform laws in South America. He has been an advocate for social movement media in the U.S. and Latin America, including his work as policy director of the Prometheus Radio Project in Philadelphia. At Penn Law, Sanjay is involved in the National Lawyers Guild, Penn Law for Privacy, and the Journal of Law and Social Change where he is an associate editor. In addition, he is a graduate fellow at the Annenberg School’s Center for Media, Inequality, and Change and a proud member of GET-UP, Penn’s graduate-worker union. During his 1L summer, Sanjay was a Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition Summer Public Interest Fellow at Public Knowledge, a Washington DC public interest organization promoting freedom of expression, an open internet, and digital access. Sanjay grew up outside of Detroit, Michigan and is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy.