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Our pathbreaking scholars, dynamic and inclusive student body, and innovative alumni demonstrate the intellectual vitality of our community.  Read on to see their impact. 

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Justice for Workers

Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, three Penn Carey Law students are advocating for labor rights, inspired by their own experiences as activists, organizers, and workers.

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit

At Taiwan Insight, Prof. Jacques deLisle writes that Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was “more symptom than cause of the trouble in U.S.-China relations.”

Advancing Impactful Careers

Penn Carey Law graduates and alums have secured several highly competitive public interest fellowships, empowering them to launch dynamic careers advocating for justice across the country.

Book Bans and Free Speech

The Institute for Law & Philosophy’s Sigal Ben-Porath discusses the connection between book bans and free speech at Penn Today.

Welcome, LLM Class of 2023!

The Law School’s newest LLM class is comprised of a talented and diverse group of lawyers, judges, and diplomats from 37 countries.

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Global Advancement of Women’s Rights

Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis was elected to serve as an independent expert on the UN Committee tasked with implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

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Marissa Schwartz L?22

Fighting for Families

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

Learning and Teaching Entrepreneurship

Through the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Max Levinbook L’22 recently taught what he’s learned to the next generation of entrepreneurs: Philadelphia High School students.

Continuing Judicial Education

Law School faculty regularly coordinate Continuing Judicial Education programming to help Pennsylvania judges stay abreast of cutting-edge legal issues.

Centering Youth Voices

Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic students represent their youth clients on a range of issues including dependency, custody, and education matters.

Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders

Merck Board of Directors Exec. Chairman Kenneth C. Frazier, widely recognized for his social justice and economic inclusion advocacy, will deliver the 2022 commencement address.

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Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Advancing Women’s Rights

Rangita de Silva de Alwis was elected to the UN CEDAW Committee for the term 2023-2026.

Hong Kong Handover

Prof. Jacques deLisle discusses where Hong Kong stands now at 25 years under Chinese control, and what the future might hold.

LLM Public Interest Fellowships

Three LLM graduates are among those in the Class of 2022 who have secured public interest fellowships.

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Ending Gender-Based Violence

A project initiated at the Global Institute for Human Rights aims to provide relief for survivors of gender-based violence in Brazil – and eventually around the world.

Simulated International Crisis Negotiation

The International Strategic Crisis Negotiation Exercise is designed to engage and educate law students in the process of crisis negotiation at the highest strategic level.

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Marissa Schwartz L?22

Fighting for Families

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Corina Scott L?22

Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors

Equal Justice Works Fellow Corina Scott L’22 will advocate for the rights of incarcerated domestic violence survivors eligible for re-sentencing or a new trial in New York.

Historic Clerkship Attainment

During the 2021-2022 academic year, student and alumni applicants obtained 102 total clerkships – the highest number of clerkships ever attained in Law School history.

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Next Generation Leaders

The American Constitution Society selected Sabrina Minhas L’22 and Jess Zalph L’23 to participate in their prestigious leadership program.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

Learning and Teaching Entrepreneurship

Through the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Max Levinbook L’22 recently taught what he’s learned to the next generation of entrepreneurs: Philadelphia High School students.

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Cross-Disciplinary Advances

Students and faculty work across a diverse range of fields, forging the way forward in an increasingly interdisciplinary legal world.

Environmental Justice Advocates

The Environmental Law Project (ELP) is dedicated to environmental law and policy, fighting climate change, and advancing environmental justice

Learning and Teaching Entrepreneurship

Through the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic, Max Levinbook L’22 recently taught what he’s learned to the next generation of entrepreneurs: Philadelphia High School students.

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Cross-Disciplinary LGBTQ Certificate

The new, formalized, cross-disciplinary program will enable students to study LGBTQ+ issues from multiple perspectives.

Continuing Judicial Education

Law School faculty regularly coordinate Continuing Judicial Education programming to help Pennsylvania judges stay abreast of cutting-edge legal issues.

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Book Bans and Free Speech

The Institute for Law & Philosophy’s Sigal Ben-Porath discusses the connection between book bans and free speech at Penn Today.

Social Justice Grant

Prof. Sally Gordon has secured a Klein Family Social Justice Grant for her project, Free State Slavery and Bound Labor: Pennsylvania.

Pathbreaking Research on Evictions

Bloomberg CityLab recently ran a feature on Prof. David Hoffman’s latest study on how travel time to court affects evictions in Philadelphia.

Health Care in the Court

In The Regulatory Review, Prof. Allison Hoffman, analyzes the major health-related decisions of the Supreme Court’s last term.

Judicial Activism

Prof. Kermit Roosevelt explains judicial activism in a historical sense, and how justices today interpret the Constitution and federal and state policies.

Dangerous Opinion on Climate Change

“[T[here is no escaping the conclusion that the opinion is dangerous on two fronts: for the climate and for administrative capacity more broadly,” writes Prof. Shelley Welton of the Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.