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Historic SCOTUS Confirmation 

April 8, 2022

Penn Carey Law reacts to Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s confirmation to the Supreme Court of the United States as the country’s first Black woman justice.

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Black Women Leaders 

April 4, 2022

Simone Hunter-Hobson L’23, Chayla Sherrod L’23, and Layla June West L’23 are making history as the editors-in-chief at three of the Law School’s journals. Photo: Elizabeth Robertson / The Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Photographer

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Introducing the inaugural class of Dr. Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Scholars 

March 22, 2022

Three University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students receive scholarships honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Alexander, the first Black woman to earn her degree from the Law School.

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In remembrance of Lani Guinier, former Law School professor and pioneering civil rights advocate 

January 11, 2022

The Law School remembers and honors the legacy of Lani Guinier, who taught here from 1988 and 1998 and passed away on Friday, January 7, 2022.

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Art and architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Ed’1918, G’1921, L’1927, Hon’1974 

December 22, 2021

In February 2021, the Law School announced three full-tuition scholarships to honor the legacy of Alexander.

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Joe Jablonski C’81, L’87 publishes debut novel, A Thing With Feathers, as J. John Nordstrom 

October 14, 2021

A Thing With Feathers is a work of original literary fiction that explores the nature of the highest love humans are capable of attaining: “soulmate love.”

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Olivia Bethea L’21 argues for intellectual property reparations for African American inventors in forthcoming essay 

September 29, 2021

Bethea’s “The Unmaking of ‘Black Bill Gates’: How the U.S. Patent System Failed African American Inventors” will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online.

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

September 20, 2021

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.

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Margaret Zhang L’15 advocates for pregnancy and lactation rights at the Women’s Law Project 

August 23, 2021

Zhang’s own experience of attempting to obtain lactation accommodations to take the bar exam helped inspire her career path.

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

August 12, 2021

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.

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