TAKE A SELF-GUIDED MURAL TOUR
The newly designated Social Justice Mural Corridor features:
- The Tuskegee Airmen, 39th & Ludlow
Homage to the first Black military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps
- A Colorful Legacy, 40th & Chestnut
Raising awareness of the challenges faced by men and boys of color
- Paul Robeson, 45th & Chestnut
Portrait part of the African American Iconic Images collection
- Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, 46th & Chestnut
Portrait to celebrate his life and legacy – our most recent addition!
EXPLORE PENN CAREY LAW’S HIGGINBOTHAM PROGRAMMING
Annual Higginbotham Lecture
The University of Pennsylvania honors Judge Higginbotham with an annual lecture, organized by the Department of Africana Studies and co-sponsored by Penn Carey Law. Recent lecturers include Dr. Tomika Brown-Nagin (2021), Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr (2020), Maya Wiley (2018), and Ta-Nehisi Coates (2017). The Lecture is open to the public and is held in the fall each year.
Pro Bono Law Work
Penn Carey Law students contribute a minimum of 70 hours of pro bono legal service while at the Law School, launching careers that will keep them connected to their pro bono responsibilities. Students match this service to their interests and every year some students work with Philadelphia public school students, bringing education about legal systems and civic responsibilities to our future leaders. This year, Penn Carey Law students are working with Motivation High School in West Philadelphia. The law students collaborate with teachers and students on lesson plans and experiential learning opportunities. This year, Judge Higginbotham’s jurisprudence can underpin many of these experiences.