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Law Students for a Democratic Society (LSDS)

Law Students for a Democratic Society (LSDS) is a group of students at Penn Law that advances a program of critical inquiry and political dissent in response to the entrenchment of racism, economic exploitation, and other anti-democratic elements of the American legal system. We cultivate politically conscious lawyering through a legal and intellectual framework that supplants obsession with economic efficiency with nuanced analysis of power, justice, and opportunity. We are Penn’s affiliate of the Law and Political Economy Project.

Board Members: 
Victoria Wang (wangvic@pennlaw.upenn.edu)
Michael Pattis (mpattis@pennlaw.upenn.edu)
Lolo Serrano (serrano9@pennlaw.upenn.edu)
Emma Needham (needhame@pennlaw.upenn.edu