Education, Business, & Law

Journalism, law, and freedom of the press

Law student Peter Jacobs draws on his background as a professional journalist for his forthcoming Comment on freedom of the press in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law.

From Penn Law

A fair housing law proposal to promote racial and economic integration

A research brief co-authored by Provost Wendell Pritchett proposes the use of fair housing law to work toward the end of segregation, and emphasize that the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing provision of the Fair Housing Act extends to all federal agencies.

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In the News


Philadelphia Inquirer

Amazon and other employers must pay workers for time in security screenings, Pa. Supreme Court says

Sophia Lee of the Law School said a Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling on paying employees for time spent going through mandatory security screenings could have broader implications. “In the era of COVID, one could imagine that it might also include things like temperature checks and rapid tests,” she said.

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Al Jazeera

Robinhood and the rise of teenage stock investors

Cait Lamberton of the Wharton School spoke about the rise, and potential pitfalls, of stock-trading apps. “You’re seeing a medium that was really primarily used for entertainment being used for something else,” she said. “There could be a mixing of entertainment and learning mindsets that could pull younger investors toward less diagnostic information.”

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CNBC

Wharton’s incoming MBA class is more than 50% women for the first time in school history

More than half of the Wharton School’s incoming MBA class are women, a record high for both the school and the country’s other top business programs. “As a female leader, I understand firsthand the significant impact that experiencing meaningful gender representation can have on women as they chart their careers,” said Dean Erika James.

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The New York Times

The Cosby ruling: Some legal analysts dispute the court’s reasoning

David Rudovsky of the Law School weighed in on the court ruling that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction on the basis of due process violation. District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr. had verbally assured Cosby he’d be immune from prosecution if Cosby testified in a civil suit. “They got it right on the due process violation because what Castor did was basically a promise,” said Rudovsky.

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Reuters

Bankruptcy reform debate targets bad corporate actors, popular judges

During a congressional hearing on bankruptcy reforms, David Skeel of the Law School warned lawmakers that changes could have unforeseen effects once put into practice.

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