Penn Law

HIPAA at 25 remains a work in progress

Anita Allen argues that while HIPAA has delivered meaningful benefits to consumers, it still needs updating to address new and emerging privacy challenges.

From the Regulatory Review

Long-term COVID and the ADA

Jasmine Harris, a disability law expert, shares her thoughts on President Biden’s announcement that long-term COVID sufferers could be protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act

Kristen de Groot

COVID-19, protests, and crime

During a summer internship with the Law School’s David Abrams, rising sophomores Caroline Li and David Feng looked at how the COVID-19 pandemic and last summer’s racial justice protests affected America’s crime rate. 

Kristen de Groot



In the News


NBC News

‘A heavy price’: Two decades of war, wariness and the post-9/11 security state

Claire Finkelstein of the Law School spoke about the legal aftermath of 9/11. “The expansive view we've taken of war powers, which we view as necessary in the aftermath of 9/11, has crept into the non-war powers,” she said. “The same trends have been passed from one administration to another, and it almost doesn't matter which one you look at. It's all the same.”

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NBC News

Covid long-haulers face new challenges as they head to college. Universities are listening

Jasmine Harris of the Law School said college students with lingering effects from COVID-19 may need disability accommodations. “If we do not address reasonable modifications and disability in higher ed, we risk students dropping out of programs, voluntarily or involuntarily, which means we lose the talent and skills of a growing population of young long-haulers,” she said.

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The Wall Street Journal

Boeing board to face 737 MAX lawsuit

Elizabeth Pollman of the Law School weighed in on a shareholder lawsuit brought against Boeing’s board after two plane crashes. Pollman said other corporate boardrooms will take note of the lawsuit’s outcome: “They read these opinions for guidance.”

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LA Times

Adding dental coverage to Medicare makes a lot of sense—except to dentists

Allison Hoffman of the Carey Law School is quoted on how the current dental insurance system is unsustainable.

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The Wall Street Journal

China sentences Canadian citizen to 11 years for espionage in case at heart of diplomatic standoff

Jacques deLisle of the Law School commented on the sentencing of Michael Spavor, a Canadian alleged to have compromised China’s national security. DeLisle said that his 11 year sentence is short, given the charges and China’s usual approach to these cases, and may thus signal the country’s interest in striking a deal with, or at least not provoking, the U.S. and Canada.

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