For Michelle Banker L’10, Director of Reproductive Rights and Health Litigation at the National Women’s Law Center, “reproductive healthcare is healthcare.”
As a Co-COO at Burford Capital, Perla believes that finance can – and will – play a vital role in diversifying leadership in the legal profession.
Olivia Bethea L’21 argues for intellectual property reparations for African American inventors in forthcoming essay
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.
Wendella P. Fox L’ 76 works to even the playing field for students at the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights
Fox emphasizes empathy and respect in her investigation of civil rights complaints against educational institutions within the Philadelphia Office’s jurisdiction.
The Honorable Stella Tsai L’88, Tsiwen Law ’84, Tanya Xu L’16, and Adam Tsao L’17 are among the Law School alums helping to obliterate the so-called “Bamboo Ceiling.”
Tsiwen Law L’84 has been an Asian American civil rights activist for decades, dating to the anti-Vietnam War movement in the late 1960s.
Zhang’s own experience of attempting to obtain lactation accommodations to take the bar exam helped inspire her career path.
Dwayne Bensing GED’09, L’12 is a Staff Attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware focusing on policy advocacy.
Growing up in Peru, Mariela Noles Cotito LLM’12 did not have a comprehensive awareness of her African ancestry. She identified most strongly with her Japanese grandmother and had little concept of herself as an Afro-Peruvian woman. Only when she was in law school, where she was one of just two Afro-Peruvian students in the department, did this change. “I discovered what it meant to be Black in Peru,” she says.
Sabrina Merold L’20 is a Penn Law Public Interest Fellow with the Federal Policy and Advocacy Team at the Center for Reproductive Rights.
Deuel Ross L’09 responds to SCOTUS decision to uphold Arizona voting restrictions, limiting cases under Voting Rights Act
In Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge alleging that two Arizona provisions disproportionately burdened minority voters.
Daniel Lewis L’20 is the recipient of a University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Catalyst Fellowship and is working at Bet Tzedek Legal Services in Los Angeles.