A law student, two Wharton students, an architecture student, and an education student recently set up an independent study exploring interdisciplinary problem solving and design thinking in international development. They have been working with Glasswing International to help them with their education initiatives in El Salvador.
Over spring break, the group of students traveled to El Salvador to meet with Glasswing staff, visit schools, and conduct observational research. While there, they led a workshop with 80 El Salvadoran leaders from businesses, non-profits, law firms, and government on the role they can play in preventing violence through supporting education. Since arriving back at Penn, they have been continuing to work on coming up with a sustainable solution to improve Glasswing’s education initiatives and curtail the hopelessness that is so prevalent in the education system in El Salvador.
Read more about their work: designingimpact
Wharton JD/MBA Student Interview with Craig Carter
Penn Law’s Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic is in-demand: Technical.ly Philly
Welcome future members of the Penn JD/MBA Class of 2017 to Admitted Students Weekend! #PennLawASW
Dean Fitts delivers opening remarks for the law school’s admitted students weekend #PennLaw #PennLawASW
Thanks to Craig Carter, JD/MBA’15, for his warm introduction of Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York. Bharara gave a special lecture to the Penn Law and Wharton communities on Tuesday, March 4. More information about the lecture can be found here.
Congratulations to JD/MBA students on their 2nd Place finish in the internal Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition on February 14 to qualify for the international competition in New York last week. There they competed against 20+ teams from all over the world.
The Wharton MBA Buyout Case Competition is the premier MBA-level LBO case competition in the world. It brings together teams from the leading business schools around the country and world to evaluate and make recommendations for a proposed PE buyout transaction. Presentations are judged by panel of PE professionals, and extensive networking opportunities are available for participants.
The Penn team comprised of 1L JD/MBA students (from left) Chris Martyn, Greg Caplan, Sean Mahoney, Stephane Essama and James Hopkins. Congrats JD/MBAs!!
Want to get a sneak preview of the upcoming Coursera courses offered by Penn Law? Check out our upcoming speaker series showcasing legal education this semester!
Dean Michael A. Fitts has been named president of Tulane University in New Orleans. “Under his direction, Penn Law has become an unrivaled leader in cross-disciplinary legal education, which is an essential feature of first-rate education in today’s increasingly complex global society,” said University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann.
Read more: “Penn Law Dean Michael A. Fitts named president of Tulane University”