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Prison Portraits: Photographic Self-Representation in an Image Desert 

December 7

As the Docs Program undertakes visual work on behalf of lifers incarcerated for decades because they are ineligible for parole, we confront a ban on photographing and filming in prisons.  Prison Portraits may be useful in providing not only a way to deal with the ban, but also an argument why it is wrong.
Civil Rights, Documentaries blog, Human Rights, production tips, Social Justice Visual Advocacy, Visual Advocacy, VLA Production 

Collective Trauma, Transitional Justice and Two Documentaries about Philadelphia’s Confrontation with MOVE 

July 3

As “Let the Fire Burn” (2013) and “The Bombing of Osage Avenue” (1987) show in very different ways, May 13, 1985 was a traumatic day in the history of police/citizen relations in Philadelphia.  Its legacy is reflected in contemporary controversies over race relations in America.
Civil Rights, Documentaries blog, Documentaries, Human Rights, Law-Genre Docs, Philadelphia, Social Justice 

Wendella P. Fox L’ 76 works to even the playing field for students at the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights 

September 22

Fox emphasizes empathy and respect in her investigation of civil rights complaints against educational institutions within the Philadelphia Office’s jurisdiction.
Alumni, Civil Rights, Featured, Government, inclusion, inclusionalumnivoices, Main feature, Social 

Occupy Wall Street Filmmaker Wins First Round in Lawsuit Against Police, NYC 

March 28

A federal judge refused to dismiss the lawsuit by an activist who was arrested while filming protests in 2011. Now the filmmaker and her legal team will have a chance to investigate the city’s training policies regarding the First Amendment and handling the media.
Civil Rights, Conlaw, Criminal Justice, Documentaries blog, Documentaries, First Amendment 

Law School alums pave the way for fellow Asian Americans in the legal profession 

September 1

The Honorable Stella Tsai L’88, Tsiwen Law ’84, Tanya Xu L’16, and Adam Tsao L’17 are among the Law School alums helping to obliterate the so-called “Bamboo Ceiling.”
Alumni, APALSA, Civil Rights, Featured, inclusion, inclusionalumnivoices, Social, Student Groups 

Dean Ruger joins coalition of law school deans vowing to aid in the ‘looming housing and evictions crisis’ 

August 31

The joint statement expresses the law deans’ commitment to “take immediate and meaningful action to combat this crisis.”
Alumni, Civil Rights, coronavirus, dean ruger, Faculty, inclusion, Law School, Public Service, SCOTUS, Social, ted ruger 

Lauren Davis L’21 advocates for safe and healthy housing in Philadelphia through Independence Fellowship 

August 24

After college, Lauren worked as a paralegal at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, which inspired her to attend law school.
Alumni, Civil Rights Profiles, Civil Rights, Clinics, Featured, Fellowships, Local, PI Fellowships, Pro Bono, Public Service, Tertiary features, Transnational 

Margaret Zhang L’15 advocates for pregnancy and lactation rights at the Women’s Law Project 

August 23

Zhang’s own experience of attempting to obtain lactation accommodations to take the bar exam helped inspire her career path.
Alumni, Civil Rights Profiles, Civil Rights, clerkships, Clinics, Fellowships, Human Rights, inclusionalumnivoices, Law Review, PI Fellowships, Social, Tertiary features, Women's Rights