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‘Live Free or Die’ 

Ukrainian Parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko advocated a worldwide effort to “defeat evil” in the 2023 Holt Lecture.

Award-Winning National Security Law Scholarship 

Prof. Jean Galbraith’s article, “The Runaway Presidential Power Over Diplomacy” has been awarded the Mike Lewis Prize.

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.

Thought Leadership: Closing the Climate Funding Gap 

Prof. Bill Burke-White proposes a “green investment treaty” to close the climate funding gap.

Lauder Institute

Education for Global Business Leadership 

Penn Carey Law students pursuing joint JD/MAs with the Lauder Institute travel around the world to prepare for positions leading global business sectors.

Bringing Accountability to War Criminals 

Jonathan Wiersema L’ 24 worked as a Legal Horizons Rule of Law Fellow in Tbilisi, Georgia building universal jurisdiction cases against war criminals.

The U.S. and International Disability Law 

At the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Benjamin A. Barsky L’19, GR’19 writes about how cities and states have incorporated international disability rights principles in their laws and policies.

Pathways to the Profession: Jake Drucker L’24 

This summer, Global Legal Practice Fellow Jake Drucker L’24 interned at Hochleitner Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Linz, Austria.

Pathways to the Profession: Paul-Angelo dell’Isola L’24 

This summer, Paul-Angelo dell’Isola L’24 interned with Bredin Prat in Paris, France, gaining valuable experience in international arbitration.

Pelosi’s Taiwan Visit 

At Taiwan Insight, Prof. Jacques deLisle writes that Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan was “more symptom than cause of the trouble in U.S.-China relations.”

Rangita de Silva de Alwis

Global Advancement of Women’s Rights 

Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis was elected to serve as an independent expert on the UN Committee tasked with implementing the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).

Geopolitical Balance in Asia 

“The U.S. must act more decisively to build on Europe’s engagement and ensure Kazakhstan does not drift closer to China or back to Russia,” writes Prof. William Burke-White.

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February 7, 2023

Jewish Law and the Constitution Virtual Series: Part 4

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - Disproportional Representation and the Myth of the Shyster It is often claimed that Jews have occupied a unique place in the American legal profession because they have comprised a disproportionately high percentage of its practitioners. But a closer look reveals that this claim had its origins in nineteenth-century anti-Jewish depictions of a stereotypical Jewish lawyer as ubiquitous. The idea of Jewish lawyers’ disproportional representation in the U.S. legal profession was deployed by some as a response to major institutional and demographic changes. About the “Jewish Law and the Constitution” Series The familiar talmudic statement dina de-malkhuta dina (the law of the kingdom is the law) doesn’t even begin to cover the complex relationship between Judaism and state law. This series will draw out some signal characteristics of that relationship as it has evolved and unfolded in the orbit of American constitutional law. Each talk highlights one arena in which the legal system has been drawn into conversation with Jewish life and vice versa. Case by case, they tell stories of religion and politics, democracy and minorities, theory and practice: law entangled with law. To register for the event (and receive the Zoom link)

February 7, 2023

Workshop by Cathy Hwang

Professor Cathy Hwang, University of Virginia School of Law, will present her paper, National Security Creep in Corporate Transactions, to the faculty.

February 7, 2023

Trauma Informed Care Training

Zoom Link: Room Number: S280 Contact email: or If/When/How and HeLPP will be hosting a Trauma Informed Care Training on February 7th from 12-1:30pm in Silverman 280. The training will be led by an advocate from the Legal Aid of Southeastern PA. The training is open to everyone and will not be project specific. Skills from the training may be applied in any legal setting. Please let Evelyn Mangold ( or Michelle Rodriguez ( know if you would like to attend or have a group that would like to join! We hope to see you there!