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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: Dr. Caroline Burnham Kilgore L’1883 

December 22, 2021

Kilgore was the Law School’s first woman graduate, the first woman admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, and the first woman to argue before the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Cherie Blair gives voices to students in the ‘Women, Law, and Leadership’ seminar 

November 29, 2021

Blair discussed Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, which works with “challenging stereotypes holding women entrepreneurs back from success and equality.”

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Prof. Serena Mayeri on abortion rights in the Supreme Court: Reproductive freedom ‘remains in grave jeopardy’ 

November 10, 2021

The Texas abortion law SB8 “has already had devastating short- and long-term consequences,” said Mayeri.

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Hon. Naheed Farid testifies before the Senate Committee on Banking 

October 14, 2021

Farid is the immediate former Member of Afghanistan Parliament and is a visiting researcher at the Law School this academic year.

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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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University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School team places third at G2 Conference and Hackathon Challenge 

April 28, 2021

The Law School team’s proposal, entitled “Feminizing Financing for Trade in Africa: New Approaches to Systemic Challenges,” was selected as one of the top innovative policy proposals for the WTO.

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The anniversary of COVID-19 and the growing importance of allyship 

April 8, 2021

In Fall 2020, Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership Rangita de Silva de Alwis’ “Women, Law, and Leadership” course interviewed over 65 male law students and 40 legal and business leaders to ask about gender bias and allyship in the workplace.

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Promoting gender equality and gender equity at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 

March 30, 2021

With more women entering the legal field than ever, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is strengthening its efforts to encourage and support gender equity.

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Cynthia Soohoo L’92 works to make human rights an American value 

March 22, 2021

Soohoo is a professor of law and co-director of the Human Rights and Gender Justice Clinic at the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law.

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