A Bankruptcy Law – Not Bailouts – for the States

January 18, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School discusses how bankruptcy laws can help states in financial trouble.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

Legal Strategy Could Hinge on Mental Assessment

January 11, 2011

Stephen Morse of the Law School and School of Arts and Sciences comments on the legal approach that might be taken regarding the alleged gunman in the Tucson shooting.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820January 10, 2011

”Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” at Penn’s Arthur Ross Gallery

PHILADELPHIA — “Post-Mao Dreaming: Chinese Contemporary Art” opens at the University of Pennsylvania’s Arthur Ross Gallery on Jan. 22. 

Featuring 30 prints, drawings, photographs and paintings, this traveling exhibition organized by the Smith College Museum of Art offers a glimpse into the post-Cultural Revolution era in China, following Mao Zedong’s death.  It was the time when Chinese artists began to shrug off the restrictions established under Maoist Communism (1949-1979) and reclaim their individuality.

Bernanke and GOP Tell State and Local Governments: Don’t Ask for Help

January 9, 2011

David Skeel of the Law School is cited for his idea of state bankruptcy reorganization.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Specter Gets a Teaching Gig at Penn

January 5, 2011

Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter will teach at the Law School.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Goliath vs. Goliath? Well-Heeled Insurance Companies Sue Toyota Over Acceleration Issues

January 4, 2011

Tom Baker of the Law School says, “This has got to be the worst news that the general counsel of Toyota has gotten in a while.”

Article Source: Associated Press

Arlen Specter to Teach at Law School

January 4, 2011

The veteran Pennsylvania senator will join the Penn Law School faculty, starting in the fall of 2011.

Article Source: New York Times

Penn's Stepping Up

In grateful recognition of the 103,000 donors who "stepped up" in support of Penn's Making History campaign in 2009 and 2010, the student a cappella group known as the Penny Loafers created a musical tribute to the University, starring a cast of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends.


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Media Contact:Steve Barnes | sbarnes@law.upenn.edu | 215-573-5181January 4, 2011

Senator Arlen Specter to Teach at the University of Pennsylvania Law School

Philadelphia, PA –  Arlen Specter, the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Pennsylvania’s history, will join the University of Pennsylvania Law School as an adjunct faculty member, starting in the fall of 2011. Specter, who left the Senate this month after 30 years in office and is a University of Pennsylvania alumnus, will teach a course on the relationship between Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing on separation of powers and the confirmation process.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy

December 23, 2010

After signing the law repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” President Obama embraces Tobias Wolff of the Law School, who worked to rescind the 17-year-old system.


Article Source: New York Times