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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 

Meghan Downey L’21 argues for a totality of the circumstances approach for habeas petitions in forthcoming article 

September 20

Downey’s article was developed during a federal habeas corpus course at the Law School and will appear in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law.
Alumni, coronavirus, Criminal Justice, Externships, Featured, Government, judicial, Law Review, Main feature, Pro Bono, Public Service, Publications, Quattrone, Research and Impact, Tertiary features 

Remembering Founding Father James Wilson, Law School founder, on Constitution Day 

September 17

In addition to founding the Law School, Wilson was a member of the Continental Congress, signer of the Declaration of Independence, framer of the U.S. Constitution, and one of the original U.S. Supreme Court justices.
constitution day, constitution, Faculty, Featured, Legal History, Local, Philosophy, Research, Tertiary features 

Meet the JD Class of 2024 

September 13

The Law School received over 8,400 applications for the Class of 2024 – the largest application pool in Law School history.
Featured, Law School, Students 

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 

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 

Pathways to the Profession: Noor Irshaidat L’23 

August 19

Noor Irshaidat L’23 interned with both Lockton Re and with P.R.I.M.E. Finance in The Hague, the latter through the Global Justice Fellowship.
Business, dispatches, Featured, Fellowships, Global, International, PI Fellowships, Students, Tertiary features 

Law School adds new faculty for 2021-2022 

August 18

Lisa Fairfax, Jasmine Harris, Sandra Mayson, and Jennifer Rothman join the standing faculty, and three practitioners, including two Law School alums, join the Legal Practice Skills faculty.
Faculty, Featured, Main feature, Research and Impact, Tertiary features 

Equal Justice Works Fellow Kate DiVasto L’21 centers young people’s voices in her advocacy 

August 17

In May 2021, DiVasto was announced as one of 77 law school graduates selected to serve as an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the 2021 Fellowship class.
Alumni, Clinics, Featured, Fellowships, PI Fellowships, Social, Students, Tertiary features 

The Regulatory Review commemorates 25 years of HIPAA 

August 17

The Regulatory Review is publishing a series of six essays analyzing HIPAA, including the lead essay written by Henry R. Silverman Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy Anita L. Allen.
Anita Allen, Faculty, Featured, Health Law, Penn Program on Regulation, Regulation, Regulatory Review, Research and Impact 

Rekha Nair L’12 named Executive Director of the Phoenix Legal Action Network 

August 16

For Rekha Nair L’12, standing alongside a person as they navigate the American immigration system offers something powerful: unity in a world of separation.
Alumni, Civil Rights Profiles, Civil Rights, Clinics, Cross-Disciplinary, Featured, Fellowships, Immigration, PI Fellowships, Public Service, Social, Tertiary features, TPIC, Transnational 

JD fellows to fight for civil and criminal justice and broad, systemic change 

August 12

The fellows’ work will be supported by several organizations including Equal Justice Works; Independence Foundation; Langer, Grogan, and Diver Foundation in Social Justice; Skadden Foundation; Toll Foundation; and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.
Alumni, Featured, Fellowships, Law Review, PI Fellowships, Public Service, Social, Students, TPIC