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Pathbreaking ‘Race and Regulation’ lecture series begins September 28 

September 28, 2021

The series is organized by the Penn Program on Regulation and co-sponsored by the Law School’s Office of Equity & Inclusion as part of the “Achieving Racial Justice” colloquium launched last year.

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Prof. Robinson and Lindsay Holcomb L’21 explore the importance of maintaining criminal law’s moral credibility 

September 22, 2021

“[A] criminal justice system that regularly deviates from empirical desert loses moral credibility and thereby loses crime-control effectiveness,” write Robinson and Holcomb.

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Thriving Master in Law Program transcends disciplinary boundaries 

September 21, 2021

In its eighth year, the Law School’s Master in Law Program continues to expand, drawing students from a wide array of fields with its fundamentally cross-disciplinary approach to legal education.

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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.

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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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Law School adds new faculty for 2021-2022 

August 18, 2021

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.

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

August 17, 2021

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.

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

August 16, 2021

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.

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LLM graduate fellows to advance human rights in the justice system and technological world 

August 4, 2021

The work of Hugh Fitzgibbon LLM’21 and Meri Baghdasaryan LLM’21 is supported by the Law School’s LLM Postgraduate Public Interest Fellowship.

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Fellowship experience: Haley Pritchard L’20 

July 27, 2021

Haley Pritchard L’20 is a Langer, Grogan, & Diver Legal Fellow with the Pennsylvania ACLU.

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Pathways to the Profession: Lachlan Athanasiou L’23 

July 26, 2021

Funded by a Penn Law Equal Justice Foundation grant, Lachlan Athanasiou L’23 is interning at the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ).

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Damon Hewitt L’00 named President and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law 

July 23, 2021

Hewitt continues the Law School’s historic connection to the Lawyers’ Committee that dates back to the organization’s founding in 1963 under President John F. Kennedy.

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