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Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

A collection of resources and events that honor Dr. King, celebrate the advances in our nation’s civil rights, and examine the work still to be done.

Velvet Rope Discrimination 

Presidential Prof. Shaun Ossei-Owusu LPS’08 explores the civil rights’ implications of pervasive race, gender, and sex discrimination in bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.

Art and Architecture: Judge Norma Shapiro L’51 

The Honorable Norma Shapiro L’51 was appointed to the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1978, becoming the first female judge in the Third Circuit.

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.

Makayla and Bridget, 2023 Skadden Fellows

2023 Skadden Fellowships 

Makayla Harrison C’18, L’23, GEd’23 and Bridget Lavender L’21, SPP’21 have attained competitive Skadden Fellowships to support the launch of their careers as public interest advocates.

Amicus in LGBTQ+ Rights Case 

Prof. Tobias Wolff writes that the First Amendment “affords no sanctuary for discriminatory conduct in the public marketplace.”

Reflections on 1L Diversity Fellowships 

Three Penn Carey Law students reflect on their Big Law experiences during their 1L Diversity Fellowships.

Jim Sandman L?76

Honoring Lifetime Achievement 

The American Lawyer has honored Jim Sandman L’76 with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.

Repealing the Adoption and Safe Families Act 

“ASFA dealt a devastating blow to Black families,” and the time to repeal the Clinton-Era law is now, writes Prof. Dorothy E. Roberts.

Deuel Ross

Voting Rights and Representation 

On two separate podcasts, Lecturer in Law Deuel Ross L’09 shared his insights on his recent appearance before the Supreme Court defending the Voting Rights Act.

Affirmative Action in Higher Education 

In this Q&A, Cara McClellan GEd’12 of the Law School’s Advocacy for Racial and Civil (ARC) Justice Clinic explains what’s at stake in the Supreme Court case over Harvard’s affirmative action policy.

Supreme Court’s ‘Wrecking Ball’ 

“As Black students in law school, we’re concerned that SCOTUS could dismantle affirmative action at a time when students of color remain at significant disadvantage,” write BLSA Advocacy Co-Chairs Devontae Torriente L’24 and Ty Parks L’24 for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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January 30, 2023

Williams Institute Moot Court Practice

Weekly meeting for the student team participating in the Williams Institute Moot Court Competition on March 11, 2023.

January 31, 2023

Journal of Law & Innovation Information Session

Interested in law and technology? Join CTIC Professor Christopher Yoo and JLI Editor-in-Chief Ryland Ploeger and members Jessie Levin and Shashank Sirivolu to learn about this year-long seminar class, its annual symposium, and volume projects. You will also learn about the application process for 2023-2024.

January 31, 2023

Weil’s Law Firm Networking Reception for Penn Carey Law 1Ls

**This event is open to Penn Carey Law 1Ls only**