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The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

January 17, 2022

A collection of resources and events that honor Dr. King, celebrate the advances in our nation’s civil rights, and examine the work still to be done.

article archive, Civil Rights, inclusion, Law School, Local, RacialJustice, Social 

Cozen O’Connor renames 1L Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship to honor the legacy of Bernard Lee L’77 

January 13, 2022

Lee was one of the longest-tenured Black attorneys of his generation to ascend to the highest ranks of the Am Law 100.

Alumni, article archive, inclusion, Local, Scholarships 

Clinic students hone vital interpersonal skills during legal simulations with trained actors 

December 22, 2021

Trained actors assist law students to practice their legal representation skills before jumping into real-world work.

article archive, Clinics, Education, Experiential, Faculty, Featured, Law School, Life at Penn Law, Local, Mediation, Student Life, Students 

Lecturer in Law Jennifer Arbittier Williams C’92, L’95 secures Dougherty and Henon convictions 

November 19, 2021

Williams is the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and Lecturer in Law at the Law School.

Alumni, article archive, Criminal Law, Employment law, Faculty, Featured, Government, Local 

New course analyzes the role of progressive prosecutors in the criminal justice reform movement 

September 30, 2021

Using Philadelphia as a microcosm, “Criminal Justice Reform and the Progressive Prosecution Movement” will analyze the emerging trend of progressive prosecutors’ offices and discuss how their strategies fit into a larger movement for criminal justice reform.

article archive, Criminal Justice, Curriculum, Education, Faculty, Featured, Law School, Local, Research and Scholarship 

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

September 17, 2021

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.

article archive, constitution day, constitution, Faculty, Legal History, Local, Philosophy, Research 

Lauren Davis L’21 advocates for safe and healthy housing in Philadelphia through Independence Fellowship 

August 24, 2021

After college, Lauren worked as a paralegal at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, which inspired her to attend law school.

Alumni, article archive, Civil Rights Profiles, Civil Rights, Clinics, Featured, Fellowships, Local, PI Fellowships, Pro Bono, Public Service, Tertiary features, Transnational 

Dwayne Bensing GED’09, L’12: From Philadelphia public school teacher to civil rights advocate 

August 10, 2021

Dwayne Bensing GED’09, L’12 is a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware focusing on policy advocacy.

Alumni, article archive, Civil Rights Profiles, Civil Rights, Clinics, Featured, inclusion, inclusionalumnivoices, Local, Mediation, Public Service 

Prof. Tobias Wolff cautions that Fulton v. City of Philadelphia decision could have broad implications on how government agencies operate 

June 17, 2021

Prof. Wolff pushes back on early characterizations of the Supreme Court decision as a narrow ruling.

article archive, Conlaw, faculty perspectives, Faculty, Local, SCOTUS 

Local team takes home coveted Spirit Award only one year after Dustin Webster ML’21 spearheaded Philadelphia’s first-ever Regional High School Ethics Bowl 

June 8, 2021

ML Program Executive Director Catharine Restrepo L’93 delivered opening remarks, and ML Program Coordinator Kait Johnstone and Director of Operations Natalie Green served as competition judges last year and this year, respectively.

Alumni, article archive, Local, ML