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Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative: Alberta Dialogue - Jim Ellis, Opening Presentation
This video features opening remarks by Jim Ellis, President and CEO of the Alberta Energy Regulator, delivered on April 13, 2015, at a province-wide dialogue PPR held in Calgary, Alberta. The dialogue was part of the Penn Program on Regulation’s Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative sponsored by the Alberta Energy Regulator. For further information, visit www.bestinclassregulator.org.
Is race a social invention?
Dorothy Roberts and Jonathan Marks examine whether race is a social invention, and the consequences of categorizing race biologically. For more information, go to: www.caseinpoint.org. EXPERTS Dorothy E. Roberts: George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and the Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Law School Johnathan Marks: Professor, Biological Anthropologist, UNC Charlotte HOST Eleanor Barrett: Associate Dean for Legal Practice Skills University of Pennsylvania Law School Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Morton 7: Panelists on Disclosure of Files
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
What SCOTUS’ Wynne decision means for taxpayers and states
Michael Knoll discusses the impacts of the Supreme Court’s decision to end tax discrimination. For more info, visit: http://www.caseinpoint.org. Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Privacy Conference: The Economics of End User Responsibility for Privacy
CTIC Privacy Conference April 24, 2015 Our modern information economy has been built upon users’ acceptance and use of digital technologies that have enabled companies and government organizations to glean valuable meaning from the data generated by this use. This panel of experts will discuss the potential tradeoffs inherent in asking users to take a greater or lesser role in protecting their own privacy. Alessandro Acquisti (Carnegie Mellon University) Kirsten Martin (George Washington University) Peter Swire (Georgia Institute of Technology) Hal Varian (Google) Moderator: Joe Turow (University of Pennsylvania)
Your House Is Their House (with Epilogue)
"Your House Is Their House" considers civil forfeiture in Philadelphia and the class action lawsuit that has been filed in an attempt to remedy its abuses. Civil forfeiture is the process by which the government is allowed to seize personal property--cash, cars, and houses--used in or connected with the commission of a crime even though its owners have not been charged with a crime or suspected of committing a crime, let alone convicted of a crime. The video features interviews with Christos Sourovelis, a named plaintiff in the class action, and his wife Markela, as well as two of their attorneys, Darpana Sheth and David Rudovsky. Also interviewed are local journalist Isaiah Thompson and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. This video was produced and directed by Monisha Bhayana, Courtney Brown, and Maria Cardi, all L'15, who originated the project.
Wrongful Arson Convictions and Developments in the Forensics of Fire Investigations
Over the past several decades, the forensics underlying fire investigations have progressed from an art to a science. Fires that were previously ruled arson were in fact accidental. As a result, many defendants serving time for arson are seeking, and in some cases obtaining, post-conviction relief on the grounds of actual innocence. This video considers the impact of the new fire science on wrongful convictions with a focus on the case of Letitia (Teri) Smallwood who was sentenced to life in prison in 1972. Included are interviews with Teri’s sister Lisa Smallwood and John Lentini, a fire investigation expert, as well as Nilam Sanghvi and Josh Snyder, attorneys with the Innocence Project of Pennsylvania. The video was produced and directed by Liz Frawley, L’15; Yosha Gunasekera, L’15; and Tyler Neal, L’16.
Religion in American public life
In this episode of Case in Point, Sarah Gordon and Mark Silk look at how the U.S. has historically regulated religious institutions as well as accounted for an individual’s religious liberty. For more information, go to www.caseinpoint.org. EXPERTS Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and Professor of History Mark Silk, Director, Leonard Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life and Professor of Religion in Public Life HOST Steven Barnes, Host, Editor-in-Chief, Case in Point Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative: Alberta Dialogue - Cary Coglianese, Opening Presentation
This video features opening remarks by Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation, delivered on April 12, 2015, at a province-wide dialogue PPR held in Calgary, Alberta. The dialogue was part of the Penn Program on Regulation’s Best-in-Class Regulator Initiative sponsored by the Alberta Energy Regulator. For further information, visit www.bestinclassregulator.org.
Morton 9: Sidney Powell on Smith v Cain and Ethics Rules
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Marriage equality, the Supreme Court, and what's next
In this episode of Case in Point, Penn Law's Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff examines the historic ruling by a divided 5-to-4 Supreme Court that same-sex couples nationwide have the Constitutional right to marry, and its consequences. For more information, go to www.caseinpoint.com. Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Morton 6: Dean Epps on Modified Open File Discovery
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Morton 1: Introduction of Michael Morton
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Privacy Conference: Technology to Enhance or Replace End User Responsibility for Privacy
CTIC Privacy Conference April 24, 2015 Since the Snowden revelations of 2013, countless articles have been written advising users on raising their information security and privacy awareness by taking a more defensive approach in their online lives. These approaches often require users to develop a deeper understanding of new technologies and tools, a proposition many users do not relish. This panel will discuss how technology can be used to enhance user privacy without inadvertently making the problem worse. Lorrie Faith Cranor (Carnegie Mellon University) Roger Dingledine (Tor Project) John Verdi (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) Moderator: Jonathan Smith (University of Pennsylvania)
Your House Is Their House
"Your House Is Their House" considers civil forfeiture in Philadelphia and the class action lawsuit that has been filed in an attempt to remedy its abuses. Civil forfeiture is the process by which the government is allowed to seize personal property--cash, cars, and houses--used in or connected with the commission of a crime even though its owners have not been charged with a crime or suspected of committing a crime, let alone convicted of a crime. The video features interviews with Christos Sourovelis, a named plaintiff in the class action, and his wife Markela, as well as two of their attorneys, Darpana Sheth and David Rudovsky. Also interviewed are local journalist Isaiah Thompson and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. This video was produced and directed by Monisha Bhayana, Courtney Brown, and Maria Cardi, all L'15, who originated the project.
Morton 5: David Rudovsky
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Privacy Conference: Cognitive Limits to End User Responsibility for Privacy
CTIC Privacy Conference April 24, 2015 The ability of users to manage their privacy with increasingly complex technologies depends heavily on the user’s ability to understand their environment. This panel will draw on expertise in cognitive and social psychology, and privacy law to explore whether and how end users can exercise control over their information privacy. Jonathan Baron (University of Pennsylvania) Ryan Calo (University of Washington) Florencia Marotta-Wurgler (New York University) Moderator: Tess Wilkinson-Ryan (University of Pennsylvania)
Wrongful Arson Convictions and Developments in the Forensics of Fire Investigations
Over the past several decades, the forensics underlying fire investigations have progressed from an art to a science. Fires that were previously ruled arson were in fact accidental. As a result, many defendants serving time for arson are seeking, and in some cases obtaining, post-conviction relief on the grounds of actual innocence. This video considers the impact of the new fire science on wrongful convictions with a focus on the case of Letitia (Teri) Smallwood who was sentenced to life in prison in 1972. Included are interviews with Teri’s sister Lisa Smallwood and John Lentini, a fire investigation expert, as well as Nilam Sanghvi and Josh Snyder, attorneys with the Innocence Project of Pennsylvania. The video was produced and directed by Liz Frawley, L’15; Yosha Gunasekera, L’15; and Tyler Neal, L’16.
Morton 3: Dean Epps
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Morton 8: David Rudovsky on Materiality as a Problematic Standard
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Morton 4: Sidney Powell
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Your House Is Their House (with Epilogue)
"Your House Is Their House" considers civil forfeiture in Philadelphia and the class action lawsuit that has been filed in an attempt to remedy its abuses. Civil forfeiture is the process by which the government is allowed to seize personal property--cash, cars, and houses--used in or connected with the commission of a crime even though its owners have not been charged with a crime or suspected of committing a crime, let alone convicted of a crime. The video features interviews with Christos Sourovelis, a named plaintiff in the class action, and his wife Markela, as well as two of their attorneys, Darpana Sheth and David Rudovsky. Also interviewed are local journalist Isaiah Thompson and Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. This video was produced and directed by Monisha Bhayana, Courtney Brown, and Maria Cardi, all L'15, who originated the project.
Morton 2: Michael Morton
Fifty years after Brady v. Maryland, our criminal justice system continues to wrestle with how to disclose information to defendants in criminal cases. Here, an unforgettable panel of experts, including 2015 Quattrone Exoneree Fellow Michael Morton, to learn about the impact discovery violations has on defendants, victims, and prosecutors, and what we can do to better understand and prevent these problems.
Challenges to Obamacare, Medicaid, and Medicare
Ted Ruger and Dan Gorenstein look at challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and what this means for Medicaid and Medicare. For more info, visit: http://www.caseinpoint.org. Experts: Theodore Ruger: Professor of Law; Dean-designate, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Dan Gorenstein: Senior reporter, Marketplace’s Health Desk Host: Eleanor Barrett, Host, Case in Point Case in Point provides smart, informative conversations about the law, society, and culture. By bringing together top scholars with experts on politics, business, health, education, and science, Case in Point gives an in-depth look at how the law touches every part of our lives. Produced by the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
2015 Commencement: Awarding of Diplomas pt 2
On Sunday, May 17, Penn Law hosted its graduation ceremony in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. The Class of 2015 Commencement Address was delivered by Cass Sunstein. Other speakers from the event included Dean Wendell Pritchett and class speakers Nahy El Hachem LLM’15, Geraldine Rothschild L’15, Esperanza Franco Jimenez LLM’15, Frank Desimone L’15, Craig Carter L’15, and Rajvi Patel L’15.
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