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The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs (JLPA) provides a novel forum for scholarship that responds to pressing policy issues with solutions that are both thought-provoking and reasonable. JLPA is designed to serve as a research tool for policymakers, practitioners, judges, academics, students, and all interested readers.
The Editorial Board
The University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs
Editor-in- Chief Spotlight
Amanda LeSavage is the Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Public Affairs, Volume 4. During her time at Penn Law, Amanda has served on the boards of Moot Court, the Penn Law Women’s Association, and the Equal Justice Foundation. She also volunteers with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project, has served as a Morris Fellow, and was an Associate Editor for the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. During her second-year at Penn Law, Amanda clerked for the Senate Judiciary Committee. After graduation, Amanda will be working in litigation in New York City.
The Journal frequently invites scholars, government agencies, and other political actors to discuss current issues surrounding law and public affairs. At the end of each discussion, the Journal publishes a synopsis of the discussion and welcomes response.
“Nice People Still Finish First” Says Kathy Ruemmler, White House Counsel to President Obama from 2011 to 2014
Mary Lester (l), Kathy Ruemmler (c), and Amanda LeSavage (r)