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Combatting Civil Injustice 

May 17, 2022

The Spring 2022 issue of the Penn Law Journal shines a light on alumni working to disrupt systems of injustice that plague the legal world.

Alumni, article archive, Civil Rights, Featured, Future of the Profession Initiative, Penn Law Journal 

Impactful Alumni in Public Service 

May 10, 2022

Jessica Feierman L’00, Deuel Ross L’09, and Kristen Dama L’07 were recently honored at the Toll Public Interest Center’s Alumni Impact Awards dinner.

Alumni, article archive, Awards, Civil Rights, Faculty, Featured, Pro Bono, Public Service, RacialJustice, TPIC 

Cross-Disciplinary LGBTQ Certificate 

May 9, 2022

The new, formalized, cross-disciplinary program will enable students to study LGBTQ+ issues from multiple perspectives.

article archive, Civil Rights, Cross Disciplinary, Curriculum, diversity, Featured, Human Rights, inclusion, LGBTQ, Penn, Public Service 

Educating Civil Rights Advocates 

April 26, 2022

Cara McClellan GSE’12 will lead the Law School’s newest clinic, focusing on civil rights and racial justice equity.

article archive, Civil Rights, Clinics, Curriculum, Experiential, Faculty, Featured, inclusion fulltime, inclusion, Law School, Praveen Kosuri, RacialJustice, Research, Social, Theodore Ruger 

Championing Health Care Equity and Justice 

April 25, 2022

For Michelle Banker L’10, Director of Reproductive Rights and Health Litigation at the National Women’s Law Center, “reproductive healthcare is healthcare.”

Alumni, article archive, Civil Rights, Clinics, Health Law, inclusion, inclusionalumnivoices, Public Service, TPIC, Women's Rights 

Battling Bias 

April 22, 2022

Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court spoke about implicit and structural bias during the Provost’s Lecture on Diversity and the Owen J. Roberts Lecture in Constitutional Law.

article archive, Civil Rights, Conlaw, dean ruger, diversity, Events, Featured, inclusion, SCOTUS, Social, Theodore Ruger 

At The Philadelphia Inquirer, Prof. Dorothy Roberts argues that the child welfare system can destroy families 

March 29, 2022

“Home inspections . .  may lead to intensive monitoring that lasts for years, forced separation of children, and, at the extreme, the permanent termination of parental rights,” writes Roberts.

article archive, Civil Rights, Dorothy E. Roberts, faculty perspectives, Faculty, facultyscholarship, Featured, Government, inclusion, inclusionfacultyvoices, LGBTQ, Research and Scholarship 

Prof. Tobias Wolff explains the Florida ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill and a Texas directive on transgender children 

March 24, 2022

Wolff is the Jefferson B. Fordham Professor of Law and Deputy Dean for Equity and Inclusion at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

article archive, Civil Rights, faculty perspectives, Faculty, Featured, Government, Human Rights, inclusion, inclusionfacultyvoices, Legislative, LGBTQ, Research and Scholarship, Tobias Barrington Wolff 

Prof. Dorothy Roberts traces the history of race and the regulation of Black women’s bodies in chapter for The 1619 Project 

March 24, 2022

Roberts is an acclaimed scholar of race, gender, and the law, and is the founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.

Administrative Law, article archive, Books, Civil Rights, diversity, Dorothy E. Roberts, Faculty, facultyscholarship, Featured, Government, inclusion, inclusionfacultyvoices, RacialJustice, Regulation, Research and Scholarship, Women's Rights, women