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March 28, 2023

Student-Run Journal Information Session & Happy Hour

Are you a 1L interested in being part of a student-run journal next year? If so, come to the all-student-run journal info session and happy hour on March 28. RSVP Here Information Session (Virtual Only) March 28 from 12-1pm on Zoom (Link Here) Recording will be available on Writing Competition website (which will be live in early April) Happy Hour (In-Person) March 28 from 5:30-7:30pm in person at the Goat / Haaga Lounge Get to know leaders and editors of Penn Law’s seven student-run journals!

March 28, 2023

Let’s Talk Money: Living Life on a Public Interest Salary

Join the Toll Public Interest Center, Office of Career Strategy, Office of Financial Aid and a panel of alumni for a conversation about how to flourish financially as a public interest attorney. We’ll discuss income, debt management, generational wealth, mortgages, childcare, vacations, and more! Click here to RSVP. Lunch will be provided.

March 28, 2023

Hunton Andrews Kurth Law Firm Networking Reception for Penn Carey Law 1Ls

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

March 28, 2023

The Chocolate Case: Human Rights Documentary Screening

Join Professor Beth Simmons and the LLM Human Rights Scholars for the documentary screening of “The Chocolate Case” on Tuesday, March 28 at 6:45 pm at S245A. Professor Beth Simmons will be introducing and contextualizing the documentary for the audience before we start. Dinner will be served. Summary: The Chocolate Case tells the true story about three Dutch journalists who uncovered massive human rights violations happening in cocoa plantations in West-Africa. Scorned and rejected by the industry, and having sought in vain to become imprisoned for their cause, the trio sets out on a mission to develop the first ‘slave-free’ chocolate bar known as ‘Tony’s Chocolonely’ – now one of Holland’s leading chocolate brands. Please RSVP by emailing at

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NCAA Rules and Foreign Athletes

At The Regulatory Review, William McDonald L’24 explores the perspective that foreign student-athletes must currently choose between earning money and keeping their immigration status.

The File by Gary Born L’81

The debut novel of Gary Born L’81 traces the international pursuit of a captivating heroine who uncovers a multi-billion-dollar war chest from WWII in Africa.

What Does ChatGPT Mean For Us?

The Future of the Profession Initiative recently hosted a conversation with leading experts to separate the hype from reality of ChatGPT.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Our Office of Equity & Inclusion has curated this list of Penn Carey Law information and resources recognition of Women’s History Month.