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Daniella Cass C’19, L’22 to clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito during the 2024-2025 term 

March 14, 2022

Following clerkship positions in the Eleventh and Third Circuits, Cass will clerk for the Supreme Court Justice during the 2024-2025 term.


University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School year in review: 2021 

December 23, 2021

A look back at the top stories from the Law School this past year.

Research and Scholarship 

Prof. Kermit Roosevelt warns that SCOTUS expansion ‘may be the only thing that will save our democracy for the next generation’ 

December 13, 2021

Prof. Roosevelt also advocates for term limits for Supreme Court Justices, with staggered eighteen-year terms.

Research and Scholarship 

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.


Nearly 300 law professors sign Supreme Court amicus brief co-authored by Prof. Morse arguing against abolition of the insanity defense 

October 7, 2019

The amicus brief addresses the question of whether the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments permit a state to abolish the insanity defense. The authors argue that some form of insanity defense is required by the Constitution.


Professor Coglianese reflects on one of Justice Stevens’s most significant judicial achievements 

July 19, 2019

Professor Coglianese comments on one of the most significant Supreme Court decisions authored by former Justice John Paul Stevens, who died earlier this week.


Crying Political Conspiracy: Reflecting on Dr. Ford’s Treatment in the Wake of The #MeToo Movement 

October 12, 2018

The #MeToo movement has made significant progress exposing the prevalence of sexual violence in today’s society, while also helping to dispel myths that prevent victims from speaking out against their abusers. The movement has gained more power than ever over the past year, holding once untouchable men, such as Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, and Matt Lauer, accountable for their actions. #MeToo has also dismembered myths surrounding sexual assault and harassment, including the idea that such violence is unpreventable because “boys will be boys,” or that a woman is “asking for it” if she dresses or acts a certain way. However, even with such significant progress, the treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court Nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh show the steps that still must be taken before the country takes sexual violence seriously.

Womens Rights 

Prof. Wolff reacts to SCOTUS ruling 

June 4, 2018

Supreme Court ruled narrowly in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple because of a religious objection.


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


Supreme Court Clinic students advocate for auto service employees who claim they were denied overtime 

February 19, 2018

On January 17, 2018, Penn Law adjunct professor James A. Feldman argued Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro in front of the Supreme Court of the United States to determine whether service advisors in car dealerships are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


Justice Ginsburg reflects on her career, and the future of gender equity, at Roberts Lecture 

February 13, 2018

In a wide-ranging discussion Feb. 12 that covered the #MeToo movement, her judicial decisions, and her hopes for the next generation of advocates, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg shared her reflections on 25 years as a member of the Supreme Court during Penne Law’s Owen J. Roberts Memorial Lecture.


Panel examines patent law cases in new Supreme Court term 

October 6, 2017

On October 4, a panel of professors at Penn Law discussed six possible patent law cases for the U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming term.