More than two dozen second- and third-year students participating in Penn Law’s Externship Program are working this semester in government agencies and nonprofit organizations from New York, to Philadelphia, to Washington, D.C.
In October Penn Law will formally launch the innovative Visiting Jurist Program, designed to promote closer ties between eminent members of the judiciary and law students. The inaugural Penn Law Visiting Jurist will be Anthony M. Kennedy, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Professors Sarah Paoletti and Tobias Barrington Wolff received the Law School’s 2013 Beacon Award for their contributions to pro bono and public interest service, at a ceremony that also recognized more than 100 student leaders and over 50 community partners.
As part of the $100 million brain-mapping initiative announced by President Obama on Tuesday, the White House has asked the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues to assist with the BRAIN initiative.
Penn Law has formally announced the revamping of its already generous loan repayment program to ensure that its graduates pursuing careers in public interest and public service can have significant student loan burdens eliminated.
A symposium on immigration advocacy and reform featuring a keynote presentation by Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Washington Post journalist who revealed his undocumented status in a widely discussed essay in The New York Times Magazine in 2011, will be the capstone event of Penn Law’s fifth annual Public Interest Week programming, March 11-15.
Catherine C. Carr L’79, a Penn Law lecturer and Executive Director of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, has received the Andrew Hamilton Award. Marisa Gold L’13 was also honored by the Public Interest Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.