Law School

Supreme Court Ruling: Do We Really Trust Corporations More Than Elected Officials?

January 22, 2010
Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School authors an op-ed on the Supreme Court’s campaign-finance decision.
Article Source: Christian Science Monitor

Heroes And Not Criminals: The Ethics of Looting

January 20, 2010
Anita Allen of the Law School authors an op-ed examining the ethical complexities that surround looting as a means of survival.
Article Source: National Public Radio

Quiet Start to Trial in Police Brutality Case

January 20, 2010
David Rudovsky of the Law School comments on a New York police-brutality case.
Article Source: New York Times

Pa. Punishments Often Go Beyond the Crime

January 18, 2010
Paul Robinson of the Law School offers insight on some of Philadelphia’s more obscure laws.
Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Analysis: Post-Racial Era Yet to Dawn in America

January 12, 2010
Anita Allen of the Law School analyzes Harry Reid’s recent race comments.
Article Source: Associated Press

Bank Is in Talks to Settle State Claims Over Merrill

January 12, 2010
David Skeel of the Law School discusses the legal fallout of the Merrill Lynch-Bank of America merger.
Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151January 8, 2010

Penn Law School Professor and Students Assist in Second Supreme Court Case

PHILADELPHIA -– It’s a rare opportunity for law students to work on one Supreme Court case, but some University of Pennsylvania Law School students have had the opportunity to handle two cases in this school year.

Students in Penn Law’s Supreme Court Clinic are assisting in Abbott v. Abbott, a case involving a parent taking a child out of a country without the other parent’s consent.

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Rise in Personal Bankruptcies

David Skeel
Professor of Law
University of Pennsylvania

• Author of “Debt’s Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America”
• Researches and teaches corporate and business law.