Presidential Transition Events
In the weeks and months ahead there will be important policy decisions and changes in a number of key areas, given the presidential transition. Penn Law is, and will continue to be, a locus for exploration and civil debate about the laws and policies that impact us as a society, both in the U.S. and around the globe.
May 13th, 2017
Saturday, May 13, 201711:00 AM - 12:00 PM CLE Discussion: 2016: What Just Happened and Why?Featuring CNN and SiriusXM host, Michael Smerconish L’87Penn Law
January 21st, 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017All Day The Asia Exchange: You at the Crossroads of U.S. Law & Asia’s RisePenn Law’s Asian Pacific American Law Student Association is back for its sixteenth year to deep dive into some of the toughest and most dynamic legal issues facing Asian-American lawyers today. At the crossroads of Asia’s booming economy and the U.S.-trained lawyer stands you.Penn Law
January 24th, 2017
Tuesday, January 24, 20175:00 PM - 6:30 PM Is Free Speech Under Attack?
Free speech is a bedrock principle throughout the Western world, but increasingly it is being challenged—on college campuses, among intellectuals and in politics—in the name of preventing “hate” speech or offensive speech, or protecting allegedly “marginalized” groups. Why is this happening and what does it mean for the future of free speech?Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
January 25th, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 201712:00 PM The Fate of Obamacare in the Trump Administration
Please join the Federalist society in welcoming Professor Josh Blackman for a discussion of the story of Obamacare’s enactment and its future in President Trump’s administration. Also providing commentary will be Penn Law’s very own Professor Kermit Roosevelt.Gittis 2
January 31st, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 201712:00 PM Looking Ahead: U.S. Trade Policy in AsiaPlease join us for this timely talk with Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director of the Asia Society Policy Institute (ASPI) in Washington DC. Cutler will discuss policies the new Administration may pursue and what this means for our trading relationship with the Asia Pacific region. As a former senior U.S. negotiator of the TPP agreement, she will share her thoughts on its fate, including how TPP countries and China are responding.Silverman 240B
February 7th, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 201712:00 PM Carrying the Torch during Dark TimesStories from the Fight Against the Military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy
Tuesday, February 7, 20174:30 PM Law, the Presidency, and Legal Institutions: A Forum on Immigration and Refugee PolicyThis forum will address President Trump’s recent executive orders regarding United States immigration and refugee policy. Panelists will discuss the President’s powers in this area, the legal authority for his orders, their impact on immigration and refugee law and policy, and the institutional context in which they will be implemented and are being challenged. There will be ample time for questions.Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
February 10th, 2017
Friday, February 10, 20178:30 AM - 6:00 PM Hate Crime vs. Hate Speech: Exploring the First AmendmentThe University of Pennsylvania Law School’s Journal of Constitutional Law presents its annual Symposium.Silverman 245, Levy Conference Room
February 15th, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 201712:00 PM Donald Trump and the Federal CourtsWhat are the implications of President Trump’s comments for the federal judiciary and the separation of powers? Please join the Federalist Society in welcoming Judge David W. McKeague of the United States Court of the Appeals for the Sixth Circuit to discuss these important issues.Gittis 213, Kushner Classroom
February 20th, 2017
Monday, February 20, 201712:00 PM - 1:00 PM Voting Rights in Philadelphia: The 2016 Election from a Community PerspectiveGittis 213, Kushner Classroom
February 27th, 2017
Monday, February 27, 20176:00 PM PLF Dinner Dialogue: The Women’s March
Penn Law Feminists invites you to a dinner and conversation about the Women’s March. Who led the march? Who joined the march? What and who were they trying to protect? What and who may have been missing or obscured? In the words of Janet Mock, “[c]ollective liberation and solidarity is difficult… It is work that will find us struggling with each other—and struggling against each other.” We invite you to engage in this work with us!Silv 245
March 20th, 2017
Monday, March 20, 20174:30 PM Communications Policy in the New Administration
Professors Christopher Yoo and Kevin Werbach will discuss how the new administration might approach issues related to the Internet.Silverman 147
March 27th, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017All Day Contemporary Issues & Emerging Trends in International ArbitrationThe conference is hosted by the Penn Law’s International Arbitration Association. It will feature 5 panel discussions and a keynote address.3501 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
March 28th, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 20174:30 PM - 6:00 PM Assessing the Trump Administration’s Regulatory AgendaPresident Donald Trump has made regulatory reform a priority, asserting that his Administration will achieve a substantial reduction in legal burdens without significantly compromising public protections.Golkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium
April 5th, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 20173:00 PM The Role of Religion in a Changing LandscapeThis panel discussion is made possible through funds endowed by Joseph S. Gruss and the Gruss Endowment, and is co-sponsored by the Matz Institute at Hebrew University Law School.
The discussion will be followed by a brief reception. Dietary laws will be observed.Silverman 245A, Bernard Segal Moot Court Room
April 18th, 2017
Tuesday, April 18, 20171:00 PM - 7:00 PM CERL presents: Foreign Interference with Democratic Institutions featuring the 2017 Haaga LectureThe Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law (CERL) will hold a half-day event designed to deepen our understanding of the risks faced by the U.S. as well as other democratic nations from foreign interference in the democratic process, with a focus on cyber-interference.
This event will be immediately followed by the Distinguished Haaga Lecture, which will be given this year by General Michael Hayden.
RSVP HERE | View conference websiteGolkin 100, Michael A. Fitts Auditorium