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Voting Rights and Representation 

October 25, 2022

On two separate podcasts, Lecturer in Law Deuel Ross L’09 shared his insights on his recent appearance before the Supreme Court defending the Voting Rights Act.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Affirmative Action in Higher Education 

October 20, 2022

In this Q&A, Cara McClellan GSE’12 of the Law School’s Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic explains what’s at stake in the Supreme Court case over Harvard’s affirmative action policy.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Experiential Learning, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Supreme Court’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ 

October 17, 2022

“As Black students in law school, we’re concerned that SCOTUS could dismantle affirmative action at a time when students of color remain at significant disadvantage,” write BLSA Advocacy Co-Chairs Devontae Torriente L’24 and Ty Parks L’24 for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Research and Scholarship, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion, Student Journals & Organizations 

Commemorating Constitution Day 

September 16, 2022

In celebration of Constitution Day, we are highlighting Penn Carey Law’s recent insights, analysis, and observations on today’s most pressing constitutional issues.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Legal Culture & History 

Rethinking Credibility Assessments 

September 15, 2022

A federal appellate court recently cited Visiting Assistant Practice Prof. Liz Bradley’s research on demeanor evidence in asylum cases.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Immigration & Transnational Law, Research and Scholarship 

The U.S. and International Disability Law 

September 13, 2022

At the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Benjamin A. Barsky L’19, GR’19 writes about how cities and states have incorporated international disability rights principles in their laws and policies.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, International & Comparative Law, Research and Scholarship, Student Journals & Organizations 

Reproductive Justice 

August 31, 2022

At The Guardian, Prof. Dorothy Roberts explains why the reproductive justice movement must be more collective and go beyond abortion rights.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

‘A Crisis and an Opportunity’ 

August 25, 2022

Devontae Torriente L’24 sees potential for growth, progress, and optimism amidst a significant departure from established constitutional precedent.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Experiential Learning, Legal Culture & History 

Abortion Rights Post-Dobbs 

July 27, 2022

At Penn Today, Prof. Dorothy Roberts discussed what the Dobbs decision means for abortion rights across the U.S.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights 

Social Justice Grant 

July 26, 2022

Prof. Sally Gordon has secured a Klein Family Social Justice Grant for her project, Free State Slavery and Bound Labor: Pennsylvania.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Cross-Disciplinary, Research and Scholarship, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Weakening Miranda Rights 

July 25, 2022

Senior Fellow David Rudovsky recently spoke to KYW News Radio about the Supreme Court’s decision in Vega v. Tekoh.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Criminal Law & Justice 

Civil Rights Pioneer 

July 21, 2022

The unveiling of the design of a new mural honoring the life and legacy of the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. was held on Friday, July 15.

Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion