Penn Carey Law

Public defender shortages

A new report by Paul Heaton, director of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, shows that nearly every county in Pennsylvania has a shortage of public defenders.

Kristen de Groot

Challenging the boundaries of STEM

Female faculty and staff from the School of Social Policy & Practice, the Wharton School, and Penn Carey Law shared how they integrate science, technology, engineering, and math into their work.

Erica Moser

In the News

Spotlight PA

Pennsylvania public defense system is unconstitutional, underfunded by at least $100M, new ACLU suit says

A study from Penn Carey Law suggests that public defense is likely underfunded and inadequate in every county of Pennsylvania.


Business Insider

Elon Musk dropped his OpenAI lawsuit, but he isn't done with Sam Altman and the AI race yet

David Hoffman of Penn Carey Law says that cases like Elon Musk’s proposed lawsuit against OpenAI can air a lot of dirty laundry and be a major distraction that impacts day-to-day operations.



Fact-checking Byron Donalds’ ‘Jim Crow’ comments on Black families, conservatism

PIK Professor Dorothy E. Roberts and Kathleen M. Brown and Mary Frances Berry of the School of Arts & Sciences comment on Rep. Byron Donalds’ comparison of modern Black culture to the Jim Crow era.


Las Vegas Review-Journal

Commentary: coming for your rewards

A 2019 study from Penn Carey Law concluded that legislation slashing the processing fees retailers pay on purchases had zero impact overall on consumer welfare.


The New York Times

When hydropower runs dry

Shelley Welton of Penn Carey Law and the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the Weitzman School of Design says that North America needs a more interconnected electric grid with better scenario and long-term planning.