Law School

Penn’s Strong Global Community Attracts Growing Number of International Students

During the past five years, the number of international students at the University of Pennsylvania has seen record growth at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Penn is among the top destinations for international students from around the world seeking to study in the United States. Currently, the University hosts 5,751 international students from 137 different countries, including China, Japan, Thailand, Canada, Taiwan and Singapore.  

Jill DiSanto

New Network and Data Sciences Center to Open at Penn

The University of Pennsylvania is launching a new, interdisciplinary research effort to study and solve problems using the tools of the digital age: The Warren Center for Network & Data Sciences.  

Evan Lerner

Penn Law and Engineering Launch Innovative Program in Law and Technology

At a time when debates over technology policy are as significant as they are complex, the University of Pennsylvania Law School and School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) are launching an innovative joint degree program whose goal is to graduate lawyers and engineers able to address issues at the inter

Rebecca Anderson

Penn to Host Conference on Child Welfare

The University of Pennsylvania will be the site of a three-day conference, “One Child, Many Hands: A Multidisciplinary Conference on Child Welfare,” that will explore child welfare in the age of reform. 

Jill DiSanto



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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