Penn Law

AI technology in courts and administrative agencies

A forthcoming article co-authored by Penn Law’s Cary Coglianese explores algorithmic governance, examining how machine-learning algorithms are currently used by federal and state courts and agencies to support their decision-making.

From Penn Law

The legal history of epidemics in America

Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History, offers a commentary on American political responses to epidemics past.

In the News

Trump's mark on federal courts could last decades

Stephen Burbank of the Law School said President Trump has strayed from prior administrations’ efforts to appoint diverse judges to the federal judiciary.



Meet the forgotten woman who forever change date lives of LGBTQ+ workers

Serena Mayeri of the Law School and School of Arts & Sciences spoke about Pauli Murray’s effort to include “sex” in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. “There’s this pernicious myth that the sex amendment was some kind of joke, or fluke, or a poison pill that was designed to sink the Civil Rights Act,” Mayeri said, “when in fact it really was the product of the deliberate efforts by advocates for women.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Supreme Court decisions on LGBTQ rights, DACA and more

Maggie Blackhawk of the Law School joined a discussion about upcoming Supreme Court cases, including one about the relationship between Native American communities and federal law enforcement.


The Washington Post

How the IRS could begin to fix the tax gap

Natasha Sarin of the Law School and Wharton School and a Harvard University colleague wrote an op-ed about how the IRS can recoup billions in lost revenue by pursuing high-income non-filers.


The Hill

COVID-19 waivers emerge as flashpoint in absence of liability shield

Tom Baker of the Law School spoke about COVID-19 liability waivers, which can prevent lawsuits even when not legally binding. “People feel that they signed it so therefore they don’t even talk to a lawyer, even if there are some technical details that aren’t well worked out,” he said.