Melinda deLisle

Melinda deLisle
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Melinda Levine deLisle teaches Introduction to Law and the Legal Process at The Wharton School, and Social Policy and the Law in the School of Social Policy and Practice.  She is also the Director of Pro Bono Initiatives at Cozen O’Connor, working on cases and organizing and expanding the firm’s public interest practice.  In her prior career, Ms. deLisle practiced commercial litigation in several major law firms.  Her practice concentrated on complex multidistrict litigation, antitrust litigation on behalf of plaintiffs, and pro bono work, among other things, in defense of abused women and children and the rights of LGBT people.  Ms. deLisle received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree from Brown University.

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    This course presents law as an evolving social institution, with special emphasis on the legal regulation of business in the context of social values. It considers basic concepts of law and legal process, in the U.S. and other legal systems, and introduces the fundamentals of rigorous legal analysis. An in-depth examination of contract law is included.


How New Technologies Will Radically Reshape India’s Workforce

India will have the world’s largest workforce by 2027. But as AI, blockchain and other technologies quickly render existing ways of working obsolete, training will become more critical than ever.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/23
Will India’s 2018 Budget Spur Growth — and Modi’s Re-election?

India’s economy is poised to rebound. But realizing the potential requires a smoother absorption of big structural reforms, revived private investment and stable oil prices, say experts.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/22
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: How Empathy Sparks Innovation

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recounted his unlikely ascent to the top job and how the software giant’s culture is changing, during a recent talk at Wharton.

Knowledge @ Wharton - 2018/02/22