On Friday, February 21, Penn Law hosted its 33rd annual Edward Sparer Symposium titled “Gender and Social Inequalities: Why Women’s Rights Still Matter.” Presenters discussed a range of topics, including domestic violence, sexism, women in immigration, and trafficking women.
On February 19th, the Civil Rights Law Project hosted a panel entitled “Getting it Right: Restructuring Campus Policies on Sexual Violence.” The panel was a part of Penn Law’s Public Interest Week, showcasing the power of public interest law to effect social change.
More than two dozen second- and third-year students participating in Penn Law’s Externship Program are working this semester in government agencies and nonprofit organizations from New York, to Philadelphia, to Washington, D.C.
In October Penn Law will formally launch the innovative Visiting Jurist Program, designed to promote closer ties between eminent members of the judiciary and law students. The inaugural Penn Law Visiting Jurist will be Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Professors Sarah Paoletti and Tobias Barrington Wolff received the Law School’s 2013 Beacon Award for their contributions to pro bono and public interest service, at a ceremony that also recognized more than 100 student leaders and over 50 community partners.
As part of the $100 million brain-mapping initiative announced by President Obama on Tuesday, the White House has asked the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to assist with the BRAIN initiative.
Penn Law has formally announced the revamping of its already generous loan repayment program to ensure that its graduates pursuing careers in public interest and public service can have significant student loan burdens eliminated.