Study: Tasers Could Lead to False Confessions

February 8, 2016

David Rudovsky of the Law School is quoted about the overuse of Tasers.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194February 4, 2016

Two Penn Professors Call Attention to the Use of Race in Human Genetic Research

Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the use of genetic concepts of race in biological research.

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Media Contact:Allison Bozniak | abozniak@lincolnparkpr.com | 202-340-2936
Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 27, 2016

Brookings Institution Tops Penn 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index

The Brookings Institution tops the list of the 2015 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, an annual ranking of the world’s top think tanks released today by the University of Pennsylvania Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the Lauder Institute. This is the eighth consecutive year that Brookings has been ranked first.

The Case for Allowing U.S. States to Declare Bankruptcy

January 21, 2016

David Skeel of the Law School talks about bankruptcy.

Article Source: Bloomberg Businessweek

Video: The Hard Line - Mary Brigid McManamon & Kermit Roosevelt

January 14, 2016

Kermit Roosevelt of the Law School debates about presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s questionable eligibility.

Article Source: NewsmaxTV

Will Justices Be Consistent in Their Convictions?

January 11, 2016

Mitchell Berman of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences pens an op-ed about consistency in the Supreme Court’s decisions regarding constitutional challenges to race-based preferences in university admissions.

Article Source: Philly.com

The Legal Limits of ‘Yes Means Yes’

January 10, 2016

Paul Robinson of the Law School writes about the debate surrounding the use of “yes mean yes” as a sexual-consent policy on college campuses.

Racial Surveillance Has a Long History

January 4, 2016

Dorothy Roberts of the Law School and the School of Arts & Sciences and Jeffrey Vagle of the Law School pen an op-ed about the history of racial surveillance.

Article Source: TheHill.com

"Hungry DA" Among Battleground Issues in Bill Cosby Case

January 1, 2016

The Law School’s David Rudovsky comments on the deposition of the Bill Cosby case.

Article Source: CBS News

Olympic Champion Hughes Goes for Academic Gold at Penn

December 15, 2015

Law student Sarah Hughes is highlighted for her accomplishments academically and as an Olympic figure skater.

Article Source: Associated Press