Law School

Two Penn Professors, Three Doctoral Students Awarded American Council of Learned Societies 2015 Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies has awarded 2015 ACLS Fellowships to two University of Pennsylvania faculty members and 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships to three Penn doctoral students. The ACLS Fellowship program provides funds to scholars in the humanities and social sciences to allow them to devote themselves full time to research and to write a major piece of scholarship.

Jacquie Posey

Theodore Ruger Named Dean of Penn Law School

Theodore Ruger has been named dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, effective July 1. Ruger has served as a member of the faculty for more than a decade and the school’s deputy dean since 2013.  The announcement was made today by Penn President Amy Gutmann and Provost Vincent Price.

Ron Ozio

Penn PIK Professor Dorothy Roberts to Receive APA’s 2015 Fuller Award

The American Psychiatric Association has named University of Pennsylvania professor Dorothy Roberts recipient of the 2015 Solomon Carter Fuller Award in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and exceptional achievements. The award honors “a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefitted the quality of life for Black people.”

Jacquie Posey



In the News


On Point with Tom Ashbrook (WBUR-FM)

Audio: Behind Trump’s Demand for a DOJ Investigation

The Law School’s Claire Finkelstein discussed the administration’s claims that the FBI spied on the presidential campaign.

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The New York Times

Lawyers Told Gina Haspel Torture Was Legal. But It Never Was.

Claire Finkelstein and Stephen Xenakis of the Law School’s Center for Ethics and Rule of Law co-wrote an exploration of C.I.A. director nominee Gina Haspel’s culpability for “enhanced interrogation techniques” that occurred at the secret detention site she oversaw in 2002.

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The New York Times

Amazon, the Elephant in the Antitrust Room

PIK Professor Herbert Hovenkamp warned that companies claiming that merging is a necessary preemptive strike against large competitors like Amazon may find that such a claim could be used to validate nearly any merger.

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NBC News

Hundreds of Human Trafficking Victims Freed in 13 Countries After Vast Interpol Operation

The Law School’s Sarah Paoletti explained how people escaping labor trafficking can unwittingly violate their visas, leaving them vulnerable to deportation. Paoletti recommended that rescue operations take a “victim-centered approach” in order to prevent re-trafficking.

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MarketWatch

Opinion: Using Antitrust Laws to Break Up Amazon, Facebook and Google Is Just Political Fantasy

Herbert Hovenkamp of the Law School and the Wharton School discussed antitrust law and identified key traits of monopolistic behavior. Hovenkamp stated that Amazon hasn’t committed antitrust violations with their competitively low margins.

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