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Excellence in Bioethics 

Prof. Anita L. Allen is a recipient of The Hastings Center’s 2022 Bioethics Founders’ Award.

Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack

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.

Cross-Disciplinary Executive Leadership 

Two students pursuing EMPA/ML degrees chatted about harnessing cross-disciplinary opportunities to chart educational paths toward informed and confident community leadership.

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.

Race, Equity, and the Law Podcast 

Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts is the featured guest of the first episode of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia’s new podcast, “How Is That Legal?”

Penn Carey Law Campus

Cross-Disciplinary Advances 

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

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.

Outstanding Faculty Achievement 

Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

AI and Implicit Bias 

Veda Handa LLM’22 shares her reflections on the Spring 2022 “Policy Lab on AI and Implicit Bias” with Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis.

New joint VMD/ML program allows students to earn both degrees in four years 

The dual degrees may be earned at little to no additional cost to a VMD student.

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September 29, 2022

LLM/ML Professional Social Media Presentation

Meredith Rovine, Penn Carey Law’s Public Relations Account Executive, will present a crash course in content strategy for professional accounts. By the end of the presentation, you will understand how to craft content that will increase visibility of your professional brand while expanding your professional network across the digital space. Register here: LLM Social Media Presentation (qualtrics.com)

September 29, 2022

The History & Future of The Indian Child Welfare Act: Implications for tribal sovereignty and native family preservation

Across the country, there are 574 federally recognized Native American tribes that have a government-to-government relationship with the United States. As sovereign nations, they have legal jurisdiction over their lands and citizens. However, until the passing of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), the authority of Tribes to exercise their exclusive jurisdiction over their Native children in child custody proceedings was not recognized. ICWA established procedural guidelines for placement and removal protocols that mandate notice to Native families and Tribes in all pending child custody proceedings to prioritize family integrity and adhere to tribal sovereignty. In recent years, ICWA has been a legal battleground between non-native families seeking to adopt native children and native families trying to keep children connected to their culture and communities. The current legal challenge to ICWA is headed to the Supreme Court, which could either reaffirm the constitutionality of the law acknowledging the special relationship between tribes and the federal government or strike it down as an unconstitutional “race-based” law in violation of equal protection and states’ rights. Join the Field Center and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School for a virtual webinar series this fall exploring the history and future of ICWA and the potential implications of the Supreme Court case for native children, families, and tribal sovereignty.

September 29, 2022

Current Student Panel for JD Applicants

Join Penn Carey Law current students to learn about their respective law school experiences and why they selected Penn. They welcome your questions and look forward to sharing what makes the Penn Carey Law community so unique. This session will last about an hour and WILL be recorded. Registration is required.