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Learning Beyond the Classroom
Civil Practice Clinic students “learn what it means to be a lawyer with profound obligations to clients, the profession, the courts, and our national promise of justice for all,” said Director Lou Rulli.
Nikita Ganesh L’24 won first prize at the New York State Bar Association’s Moot Court Oral Argument.
Art and Architecture: Judge Norma Shapiro L’51
The Honorable Norma Shapiro L’51 was appointed to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1978, becoming the first female judge in the Third Circuit.
Will SCOTUS Upend the Internet?
“The Supreme Court’s resolution of the Gonzalez case will likely represent the most consequential update for Section 230 in the foreseeable future,” writes Prof. Christopher S. Yoo in the Los Angeles Times.
Remembering Chief Judge Dolores K. Sloviter L’56
In addition to breaking barriers for women in the legal profession, Judge Sloviter fought passionately for equitable access to justice.
Neuroscience and the Law
The Neurolaw Society is a student group that encourages interdisciplinary discourse across topics in law, policy, health, and neuroscience.
Leading the Innocence Project
Christina Swarns L’93, who has dedicated her career to criminal justice reform, speaks with Essence about her position as Executive Director of the Innocence Project.
Dedication to Innovation
Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget McCormack joins theFuture of the Profession Initiative as Strategic Advisor, bringing her breadth of experience and dedication to equal access to justice.
Prof. of Practice Lou Rulli recently led an educational session for over 300 Pennsylvania judges, which included a discussion of strategies to better ensure equitable treatment of self-represented litigants.
The Future of American Democracy
Prof. Kermit Roosevelt and Lecturer in Law Jason Abel L’03 discuss what the Supreme Court’s decision to hear Moore v. Harper could mean for our democracy.
Art and Architecture: Judge A. Leon Higginbotham
Judge Higginbotham was a self-described “survivor of segregation” who become one of the country’s most prominent Black judges.
Prof. Kermit Roosevelt explains judicial activism in a historical sense, and how justices today interpret the Constitution and federal and state policies.