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New research by Struve traces history of Federal Rules that affect inmate appeals, looks to technology for new advances in access 

January 8, 2018

New research by Penn Law professor Catherine Struve examines how the procedure for inmate appeals has evolved over the past half century and how the use of technology could change those procedures in the future.


New book by Burbank investigates the pushback against private enforcement 

October 2, 2017

The rise of private enforcement led to a counterrevolution aimed at curtailing it, and that counterrevolution is the focus of a new book by Penn Law professor Stephen B. Burbank and his co-author, Sean Farhang.


Amy Wax recipient of Penn’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching 

April 20, 2015

Amy Wax, the Robert Mundheim Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, is a recipient of Penn’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.


Legal developments to watch for in 2015 

January 12, 2015

Penn Law asked several of its faculty members to look ahead and predict some of the key legal issues that will be discussed and debated in the upcoming year.


Penn Law panel discusses civil forfeiture 

October 8, 2014

On October 6, Penn Law hosted a panel discussion as part of the “Anatomy of a Public Interest Lawsuit” series on the use of civil forfeiture in Philadelphia and the development of the class action lawsuit, Sourovelis v. City of Philadelphia, challenging it.


Study by Prof. Burbank shows how scales have tipped against plaintiffs in civil litigation 

September 8, 2014

A forthcoming article in the Nevada Law Journal, “Federal Court Rulemaking and Litigation Reform: An Institutional Approach,” by Stephen B. Burbank and Sean Farhang illustrates how, over the last 50 years, changes in the Civil Rules Advisory Committee, whose members are appointed by the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, have been associated with shifting the balance against plaintiffs seeking to enforce rights in civil litigation.


Procedure is Power 

November 8, 2013

The Law Review hosts the symposium, “The Federal Rules at 75,” Nov. 15-16