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Pathways to the Profession: Korinne Dunn L’24 

This summer, Korinne Dunn L’24 advocated for youth justice with the Juvenile Law Center.

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Cutting-Edge Environmental Courses 

Penn Carey Law students are learning how they can use their skills to advocate for a healthier, greener world.

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Justice for Workers 

Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, three Penn Carey Law students are advocating for labor rights, inspired by their own experiences as activists, organizers, and workers.

Advancing Impactful Careers 

Penn Carey Law graduates and alums have secured several highly competitive public interest fellowships, empowering them to launch dynamic careers advocating for justice across the country.

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Increasing Access to Justice 

The Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program mobilizes law students across the country to generate pathbreaking ways to increase access to justice for the most vulnerable communities.

Public Interest Essay Competition Renamed 

The University of Pennsylvania Law Review has renamed its annual essay competition to honor Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts.

LLM Public Interest Fellowships 

Three LLM graduates are among those in the Class of 2022 who have secured public interest fellowships.

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Fighting for Families 

Equal Justice Works Fellow Marissa Schwartz L’22 will advocate for survivors of domestic violence in Philadelphia.

Corina Scott L?22

Justice for Domestic Violence Survivors 

Equal Justice Works Fellow Corina Scott L’22 will advocate for the rights of incarcerated domestic violence survivors eligible for re-sentencing or a new trial in New York.

Fighting Mass Incarceration 

Catherine Kearney C’12, L’22 has been named a 2022 Law School Partnership Project Fellow with Gideon’s Promise.

Immigration and refugee justice advocacy at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School 

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law students have an amalgam of academic and experiential opportunities to prepare them for careers fighting for immigration and refugee justice.

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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.