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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.

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Myles Lynch L’20 explores federal and state official qualifications in forthcoming article in the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal 

September 14, 2021

Lynch explores the provision that prohibits those who have violated their oath to uphold our Constitution from holding any federal or state office.


Madeline Feldman L’22, GEd’22 chosen as a Next Generation Leader by the American Constitution Society 

May 12, 2021

Madeline Feldman L’22, GEd’22 joined the ACS as a 1L Representative and later became president of her chapter.


Law School’s Journal of Constitutional Law among country’s most cited and impactful legal journals 

September 17, 2020

In addition to committing to publishing five issues annually, including Fall and Spring online supplements to the print edition, JCL also sponsors a yearly symposium on a cutting-edge topic of constitutional law and featuring notable constitutional law scholars.


Prof. Finkelstein supports NY County’s issuance of subpoenas for Trump’s personal financial records in amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court 

March 26, 2020

In an amicus brief in Trump v. Vance, Professor of Law Claire Finkelstein argues that Article II of the Constitution does not provide the president with absolute immunity.


The 19th Amendment, Biddle Law Library, and the City of Sisterly Love 

February 11, 2020

ABA exhibit on women’s suffrage visits Penn Law to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment


Prof. Lee draws parallels to the first right-to-work litigator in reaction to SCOTUS ruling on union dues 

June 27, 2018

Penn Law’s Sophia Lee comments on SCOTUS ruling that government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining. 


Penn Law faculty react to SCOTUS ruling on travel ban 

June 27, 2018

Penn Law faculty provide analysis on the court’s decision that Trump’s travel restriction fell “squarely” within the president’s authority.


Jonathan Ellis L’10 joins Solicitor General’s Office, argues before Supreme Court 

April 9, 2018

Ellis is one of 21 lawyers in the office who represent the U.S. government in front of the Supreme Court


Prof. Roosevelt Q&A: Can our Constitutional system continue to function? 

May 13, 2017

“The question,” Prof. Kermit Roosevelt explains, “is whether our constitutional system—designed by people who didn’t foresee the party system—can continue to function in an era of severe political polarization.”


NFL player and activist discusses free speech at JCL symposium 

February 13, 2017

On February 10, the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Journal of Constitutional Law presented its annual symposium. This year’s event was titled “Hate Crime vs. Hate Speech: Exploring the First Amendment,” and the keynote address was delivered by Malcolm Jenkins, a Philadelphia Eagles player as well as a philanthropist and activist.


Penn Law faculty comment on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch 

January 31, 2017

On January 31, President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. Penn Law faculty members respond to Judge Gorsuch’s nomination.