Law School

Mr. Energy

During two decades at Penn, Mark Alan Hughes has made the University a leader in the field of energy policy—and he’s showing no signs of slowing down.

Michele W. Berger , Lindsey Samahon

How race informed the 6th Amendment right to counsel

A new article by Shaun Ossei-Owusu reveals the critical role of race in the development of a staple of the American criminal justice system: the constitutional guarantee of an attorney for defendants too poor to afford one.

Penn Today Staff

The human driver

As the ability to harness the power of artificial intelligence grows, so does the need to consider the difficult decisions and trade-offs humans make all the time about privacy, bias, ethics, and safety.

Gwyneth K. Shaw



In the News


The Conversation

What Gandhi believed is the purpose of a corporation

Sudev Sheth of the Lauder Institute and School of Arts and Sciences co-authored a piece about Gandhi’s views on business. “Gandhi’s views were constantly evolving in dialogue with the business community, and this is one reason why they remain so relevant today,” he wrote.

FULL STORY →



Slate.com

Did the White House hide a bombshell memo from Mueller?

Tobias Barrington Wolff of the Law School commented on reports that a memo documenting a May 10, 2017, meeting between the U.S. president and Russian diplomats may have been illegally withheld from the Mueller investigation. “This emphasizes the point that Mueller’s conclusions were based on imperfect information precisely because of White House and Trump misconduct,” he said.

FULL STORY →



USA Today

What's different now that Nancy Pelosi is starting an impeachment inquiry on Donald Trump?

Claire Finkelstein and Michael Gerhardt of the Law School weighed in on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment-inquiry announcement.

FULL STORY →



Philadelphia Inquirer

Democrats need to take a page from Republican playbook on the Supreme Court

Kermit Roosevelt III of the Law School co-authored an op-ed proposing that Democrats should “start focusing on the essential role federal judges play in our form of government.”

FULL STORY →



CBS News

Don't blame Flores Agreement for migration wave, attorneys and experts tell court

Fernando Chang-Muy of the Law School said “few to none” of the potential asylum seekers he encountered in Honduras seemed “aware of the existence of the Flores Settlement Agreement,” which set standards for how migrant children apprehended by the U.S. government are to be sheltered.

FULL STORY →