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The Sexualized Dimensions of Torture in the Independent International Commission of Inquiry Report on Ukraine and Survivor-Centric Justice 

The scale of conflict-related sexual violence has created a new public reckoning on the sexual dimension of torture in Ukraine and other parts of the world.

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‘Climate Change Is a Man-Made Problem with a Feminist Solution’ 

Hayley Fitzgerald-Smith L’24 and Dorothy Ayitey LLM’24 share their reflections on Rangita de Silva de Alwis’ remarks at the 87th session of the CEDAW.

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Feminization of Poverty and Women’s Leadership 

Rangita de Silva de Alwis encourages UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 2024 anti-poverty policymakers to “give women’s leadership and decision-making a fresh look.”

Diverse human hands showing unity

Putting Women Back in the Game 

Students from Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s class on women, law, and leadership have produced a report exploring issues affecting women’s equality in sports.

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Special Advisor to the UK Parliamentary Committee on Gender Apartheid 

Rangita de Silva de Alwis will also help guide draft language on gender apartheid on General Recommendation 40 of the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) treaty.

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Sexual Violence as a Tactic of War 

“If we take gender justice out of the criminal justice system, we are left with a system that only serves the criminal,” writes Rangita de Silva de Alwis.

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Examining the UN Secretary General’s Independent Assessment of Afghanistan Submitted to the Security Council Under Resolution 2679 of 2023 

“At the heart of the gender equality project,” writes Senior Adjunct Professor of Global Leadership Rangita de Silva de Alwis, “is the full and equal right to education of women and girls.”

Lessons on Diplomacy 

After spending a semester studying women’s international human rights, Penn Carey Law students visited the UN Headquarters in New York.

Lawyers Leading ESG 

Penn Carey Law’s thought leadership in the ESG sphere uniquely prepares our students to enter this rapidly evolving field of business law.

Gender Justice Advocates 

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Penn Carey Law is proud to highlight dedicated advocates working tirelessly in the crucial fight for gender justice around the world.

Putting Women Back into the Picture

Putting Women Back into the Picture 

In a new report, students study the intersection between arts, culture, and gender-based stereotypes to better understand trends in law and policy worldwide.

Pathways to the Profession: Kate Koudouna L’24 

Kate Koudouna L’24 spent her 1L summer advocating for and researching international topics in labor justice.

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April 13, 2024

PIPG Symposium: IPandMe

PIPG will host their symposium, IPandMe, on Saturday, April 13 from 11am–4:15pm in Fitts Auditorium! Our symposium will explore the different ways IP intersects with our lives from patentability of genes to drawing the line between your knowledge and your employer’s trade secrets. Hear from practitioners and thought leaders in patent, trademark, and trade secret law including John Lee, Chief IP Counsel for the House of Representatives, and Judge Christopher Burke, District of Delaware. Come for lunch and all things IP! Please register here.

April 16, 2024

Annual Pro Bono Recognition Dinner & Alumni Impact Awards

5:30 pm | Reception 6:00 pm | Program & Dinner Join the Toll Public Interest Center as we honor Penn Carey Law’s longstanding commitment to public service through our Annual Pro Bono Recognition Dinner & Alumni Impact Awards. We will celebrate our students’ tremendous dedication to pro bono, our attorney supervisors’ and organizational partners’ unparalleled support for Penn Carey Law pro bono efforts, and our alumni’s exceptional creativity, innovation, and impact in serving important causes and communities. RSVP here!

April 17, 2024

Understanding Taxes with Michael Clancy

This session will walk you through how federal income taxes work, what you can do about them, and the interplay between taxes and investments; taxes and student loans. Tax calculations and language Process and Forms Employee Benefits Investing Gifting