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Monday, November 11, 2019

Hundreds Sign Petition To Change 'Carey Law' Back To 'Penn Law'

Following up on Saturday's post, Penn Receives $125 Million Naming Gift, Largest Gift Ever To A Law School:  The Daily Pennsylvanian, Hundreds Sign Petition Calling to Change New 'Carey Law' Name Back to 'Penn Law':

Penn Law (2020)Penn's law school renaming to "University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School" prompted backlash from students and alums shortly after the announcement on Friday.

More than 500 students and alumni signed a petition demanding the school revert its short-form name from "Carey Law" back to "Penn Law" as of Sunday evening because the prestige of the "Penn Law" name is important when finding jobs. While students understood the full name could not be changed back, they also criticized the lack of transparency in the process of renaming and that the University agreed to name an academic institution after a corporation.

Penn's law school renaming to "University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School" prompted backlash from students and alums shortly after the announcement on Friday.

More than 500 students and alumni signed a petition demanding the school revert its short-form name from "Carey Law" back to "Penn Law" as of Sunday evening because the prestige of the "Penn Law" name is important when finding jobs. While students understood the full name could not be changed back, they also criticized the lack of transparency in the process of renaming and that the University agreed to name an academic institution after a corporation. ...

In a statement to The Daily Pennsylvanian, Carey Law spokesperson Steven Barnes wrote that the school understands the new name of "Carey Law" would take some time to get used to.

Update:  National Law Journal, Penn Law's Name Change Sparks Outcry Following $125 Million Donation:

Some students and alumni are not warming to the new "Carey Law" name and want officials to keep "Penn Law" as the school's official nickname.

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So the new name is the "law school formerly know as Penn Law?"

Posted by: ruralcounsel | Nov 12, 2019 9:44:50 AM