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native now has a successful wood shop, Beve Unlimited, in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia. No one questioned that there was more to Holland’s professional background because he was constantly whittling furniture pieces for camp. He sailed through the first half of the game, in large part to his tribe winning several immunity challenges. When the game’s two tribes merged with the remaining 13 contestants, he had to work harder on strategy. Wendell said his legal background helped him navigate different personalities and utilize the power of persuasion. “I didn’t run around and say, ‘I think we should vote out this player or that player,’ but I’d allude to things and let the person I was talking to come to that conclusion,” Holland said. “You don’t go as hard as you do in the courtroom, but you want to lead people to the water, per se.” His brain in constant overdrive, he forged and maintained alliances, mulling who might be backstabbing him while also thinking about his family back home, he said. To keep his mind clear, he spent time each day walking by the water or collecting shells to make bracelets for his family. A longtime fan of the show and self-proclaimed “outdoorsy” type, Holland had applied to compete on Survivor several times and had gone to multiple casting calls when he finally got the green light to participate in the Ghost Island season, which filmed in June and July of 2017. The episodes aired 10 months later. As for the million-dollar prize, Holland said he plans to pay off student loans, perhaps buy a few tools for his shop and invest the rest. In an age when reality shows tend to be a hair unrealistic, Holland said Survivor still passes muster. No one snuck contestants extra food; scripts did not exist. “To me, it seemed 100 percent authentic,” Holland said. “Survivor is one of the really real reality shows.”
Penn Law Signs Agreement with London School of Economics Under an agreement with the London School of Economics and its Political Science Law department, Penn Law JD students will be able to spend the fall semester of their third year enrolled in LSE Law’s LLM (Master of Law) program. The agreement accommodates up to three law students per year. Courses offered will include arbitration, human rights, international law, corporate, commercial, and financial law. “Students selected to study at LSE Law will have the opportunity to build global peer networks while studying at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the UK, in the heart of London,” said Penn Law Dean Ted Ruger. “This agreement offers students a course of study in law from different
perspectives, jurisdictions, and disciplines, while providing a unique opportunity for our students to engage with peers from all over the world and a faculty with a well-deserved global reputation for excellence.” Apart from the partnership with LSE, Penn Law offers opportunities for study abroad at Hong Kong University, Waseda, Tsinghua, Sciences Po and ESADE, providing students who choose this path a deeper knowledge of foreign law. Located in the heart of London, LSE Law’s LLM offers the highest quality of teaching in small group seminar settings provided by leading international and UK academics. Their approach to the teaching of law combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions, ensuring that what students learn at LSE Law is relevant to legal study and practice in any jurisdiction.
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With study at the London School of Economics, Penn Law students will get to build global networks.