Through our Leo Model Foundation Government and Public Affairs Initiative, leading policy and government experts enrich the intellectual life of the Law School community by sharing their expertise and perspectives on law and policy with students and faculty.
The visiting fellows program supported by the Government and Public Affairs Initiative integrates into the Law School community current and former government officials, policy makers, lawyers, and other high-level leaders who come to campus to teach seminars, deliver guest lectures, and engage in career conversations with students.
Previous fellows have ranged from high-level White House officials to heads of federal agencies to major local leaders. The program attracts as Distinguished Policy Fellows those who have served at the highest levels of their governmental organizations, such as by holding elected office or by being appointed to the very top of their government agencies. In addition, some of the nation’s most accomplished lawyers serving at all levels of government visit the Law School as Policy Fellows under the program.
Below are the most recent Distinguished Policy Fellows to spend time at Penn Carey Law under the auspices of the Leo Model Foundation Government and Public Affairs Initiative.
Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department (’08-’16); Chief, Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia (’98-’07)
Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (’12-’17); Attorney General, State of Ohio (’09-’11)