DISCUSSIONS

JLPA Seminar in Review (2016-2017)

Through the 2016-2017 school year, JLPA continued its tradition of holding a weekly independent research seminar through which JLPA hosted several speakers to discuss a wide range of topics under its yearlong theme of "Achieving Equality and the Role of the Government." read more

Public Policy’s Influence on Criminal Justice

Public Policy's Influence on the Criminal Justice System a seminar discussion presented by the Journal of Law & Public Affairs February 19, 2016 Background Shawn Donovan, Associate Editor Our guest today was District Attorney Seth Williams, who joined us to speak...

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Administrative Agencies’ Role in Shaping Constitutional Law

Administrative Agencies' Role in Shaping Constitutional Law a seminar discussion presented by the Journal of Law & Public Affairs January 29, 2016 Background Shilpa Soungararajan, Research Editor For the second session of the spring JLPA seminar speaker series, we...

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Public Policy and City Solvency

Present Strategies to Achieve Public Sustainability a seminar discussion presented by the Journal of Law & Public Affairs January 22, 2016 Background Stephen P. Mullin, an expert on state and local finance and economics with particular expertise on Philadelphia’s...

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The Intersection of Policing, Police Safety, and Civil Rights

The Intersection of Policing, Police Safety, and Civil Rights a seminar discussion presented by the Journal of Law & Public Affairs November 20, 2015 On November 20, 2015, the Journal hosted Mrs. Shelley Smith (Philadelphia City Solicitor), Mrs. Maureen Rush (Vice...

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The Economic Impact of International Labor Migration

The Economic Impact of International Labor Migration a seminar discussion presented by the Journal of Law & Public Affairs SUMMARY On Friday, November 13, Professor Howard Chang led the Journal in a discussion on the economic impact of labor migration.  A majority...

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Volume 3 –  OPEN


Volume 2 –  CLOSED


Volume 1 – CLOSED

 

Editor Spotlight

Samantha A. Arena, a third year student at Penn Law, currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Law & Public Affairs. After graduation from Penn Law, Samm aspires to serve her community by working as a prosecutor.

Past Discussions