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Remembering Michael Wachter 

Emeritus Professor Michael L. Wachter was a renowned business law scholar and visionary builder of the Institute for Law & Economics.

Welcome, JD Class of 2025! 

The JD Class of 2025 embodies Penn Carey Law’s strong commitments to cross-disciplinary learning, advocacy, service, and academic excellence.

Welcome, New Faculty! 

Penn Carey Law is proud to welcome four new additions to our esteemed faculty.

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.

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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.

Reunion Weekend 2022

Enriching Alumni Connections 

Alumni from around the world gathered to attend the Law School’s first in-person Reunion Weekend since 2019.

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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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.