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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.

Upcoming Events

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Recent Events

January 21st, 2017

  • Saturday, January 21, 2017
    All Day The Asia Exchange: You at the Crossroads of U.S. Law & Asia’s Rise
    Penn 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, 2017
    5:00 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, 2017
    12:00 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, 2017
    12:00 PM Looking Ahead: U.S. Trade Policy in Asia
    Please 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, 2017
    12:00 PM Carrying the Torch during Dark Times
    Stories from the Fight Against the Military ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
    4:30 PM Law, the Presidency, and Legal Institutions: A Forum on Immigration and Refugee Policy
    This 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

February 15th, 2017

  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017
    12:00 PM Donald Trump and the Federal Courts
    What 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

February 27th, 2017

  • Monday, February 27, 2017
    6:00 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

March 27th, 2017

March 28th, 2017

  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Assessing the Trump Administration’s Regulatory Agenda
    President 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, 2017
    3:00 PM The Role of Religion in a Changing Landscape
    This 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

May 1st, 2017

May 13th, 2017