Law School

Is Huawei a national security threat?

Christopher Yoo, professor of law, communication, and computer and information science, describes why the Chinese technology company has become a hot topic of conversation in national security circles.

Brandon Baker

The role of UN ambassador, explained

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, distinguished global leader-in-residence at Perry World House, describes the workings of the U.S. ambassador to the U.N.—and whether it matters that it’s no longer of cabinet status.

Brandon Baker

Documentary shows discriminatory impact of state legal assistance provision

The Penn Program on Documentaries and the Law has produced a new documentary that exposes the discriminatory impact of a provision of the Pennsylvania Victims Assistance Compensation Program law that denies assistance to victims who contribute, or are suspected of contributing, to their own death or injury.

Penn Today Staff

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

In the News

WHYY (Philadelphia)

China’s multiple crises

Jacques deLisle of the Law School and the School of Arts and Sciences joined a conversation about pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and about U.S.-China relations during the ongoing trade war.



Goldman: Huawei deadline could further escalate a ‘full-blown economic conflict’ between U.S., China

Christopher Yoo of the Law School said Huawei is considered a threat to U.S. national security because “the Chinese government is widely thought to exercise considerable influence over Huawei.”



Exclusive: Emails show this anti-tobacco crusader’s close relationship with JUUL

Neil Makhija of the Law School commented on the Iowa attorney general’s close relationship to JUUL. “I can't think of a historical precedent for a sitting attorney general advising a private corporation, let alone one under state and federal investigation,” he said.


Philadelphia Inquirer

‘Surreal’ feeling for Philly man cleared of murder after spending half his life behind bars

Marissa Boyers Bluestine of the Law School’s Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice commented on the “insane” conviction of John Miller, who spent 22 years in prison after being falsely accused of murder.


The New York Times

Why Trump’s cruelty doesn’t deter migrants

Fernando Chang-Muy and second-year student Adam Garnick of the Law School wrote an op-ed about why Honduran migrants are still pursuing U.S. asylum in spite of harsh policies. “Based on what we saw and heard, to actually deter migrants, America must go to the root of the problem,” they wrote. “That would mean a recommitment to support Honduras and the other Central American countries producing the vast majority of asylum seekers.”