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Excellence in Bioethics 

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

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Judicial Ethics 

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.

American Philosophical Society Membership 

Prof. Anita L. Allen has been elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society.

Spring 2022- Penn Law Journal

Combatting Civil Injustice 

The Spring 2022 issue of the Penn Law Journal shines a light on alumni working to disrupt systems of injustice that plague the legal world.

AI & Inequities 

Dana Dyer L’22 has authored a trailblazing report shining a light on how AI contributes to racial bias in hiring processes for Black educators.

Continuing Judicial Education 

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

Battling Bias 

Justice Goodwin Liu of the California Supreme Court spoke about implicit and structural bias during the Provost’s Lecture on Diversity and the Owen J. Roberts Lecture in Constitutional Law.

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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.