Law School

Quantifying the health risks of being a family caregiver

Health care and economics researchers find that more research is needed in the area of ‘next friend risk,’ or the full dimension of health risks faced by family and friends who become caregivers to the homebound.

Penn Today Staff

An old-school green deal

A major public lands package passed the U.S. Senate Feb. 12 with massive bipartisan support and is expected to pass the House later this month. Cary Coglianese shares insights into the bill’s contents—which entail the largest expansion of wilderness area in a decade.

Katherine Unger Baillie

In the News

The Washington Post

How often does the Supreme Court overturn precedents like Roe v. Wade?

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School contributed case information to a story about major supreme court reversals.



Why the giants among this year’s Fortune 500 should intimidate you

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp said anticompetitive practices, which protect the largest firms by making it difficult for employees to change jobs, are on the rise. Simultaneously, he said, large tech companies are buying up potential competitors “before they can ever emerge as vibrant competitors themselves.”



Facebook breakup call from co-founder easier said than done

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp said challengers of Facebook’s acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp would need evidence of consumer harm to justify invoking antitrust law.


The Washington Post

Elizabeth Warren reshaped our view of the middle class. But some see an angle

The Law School’s David Skeel said As We Forgive Our Debtors, a 1989 book co-written by Elizabeth Warren, “really was, for many people, the foundation of recent consumer bankruptcy scholarship. People hadn’t really stopped to see what was actually happening out there. Everyone was writing making assumptions about how consumers and creditors behaved.”


Minneapolis Star Tribune

In Mohamed Noor case, Minneapolis police shooting policy was also on trial

John Hollway of the Law School said investigations of police violence often fail to examine the broader context leading up to an incident, instead focusing on placing blame on an individual.