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Leading the Innocence Project 

September 20, 2022

Christina Swarns L’93, who has dedicated her career to criminal justice reform, speaks with Essence about her position as Executive Director of the Innocence Project.

Courts & the Judicial System, Criminal Law & Justice, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

The U.S. and International Disability Law 

September 13, 2022

At the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Benjamin A. Barsky L’19, MBE’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 

‘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 

Justice for Workers 

August 15, 2022

Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, three Penn Carey Law students are advocating for labor rights, inspired by their own experiences as activists, organizers, and workers.

Employment & Labor Law, Public Interest 

Advancing Impactful Careers 

August 10, 2022

Penn Carey Law graduates and alums have secured several highly competitive public interest fellowships, empowering them to launch dynamic careers advocating for justice across the country.

Public Interest 

Increasing Access to Justice 

July 19, 2022

The Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program mobilizes law students across the country to generate pathbreaking ways to increase access to justice for the most vulnerable communities.

Public Interest, Social Justice, Equity, & Inclusion 

Fighting for Families 

June 27, 2022

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Family Law & Child Advocacy, Public Interest 

Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors 

June 27, 2022

Equal Justice Works Fellow Corina Scott L’22 will advocate for the rights of incarcerated domestic violence survivors eligible for re-sentencing or a new trial in New York.

Criminal Law & Justice, Public Interest 

Ending Gender-Based Violence 

June 22, 2022

A project initiated at the Global Institute for Human Rights aims to provide relief for survivors of gender-based violence in Brazil – and eventually around the world.

Gender, Leadership, & the Law 

Recognizing Outstanding Service 

June 21, 2022

Tatiana Corcoran LLM’22 was awarded the Dr. Andy Binns Impact Award for Outstanding Service to Graduate and Professional Student Life.

 

Environmental Justice Advocates 

May 26, 2022

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

Environmental Law, Research and Scholarship 

Fighting Mass Incarceration 

May 12, 2022

Catherine Kearney C’12, L’22 has been named a 2022 Law School Partnership Project Fellow with Gideon’s Promise.

Criminal Law & Justice, Public Interest