As the law grows and changes, Penn Law understands how to prepare graduates for their careers as lawyers. Our cross-disciplinary curriculum offers students the opportunity to broaden and deepen their legal education while cultivating the professional skills they use to succeed throughout their entire careers.
With the comprehensive career support offered through the Office of Career Planning & Professionalism, the Class of 2016 had a 98% employment rate, with graduates entering every field of law. Graduates are also instilled with the ethic of public service through the Toll Public Interest Center, which facilitates a wide array of pro bono and public service opportunities that focus on impactful service, personal enrichment, and professional skill development.
Four firms reached 100% in participation in our workplace-based giving program, Penn Law @ Work. In the two-month fundraising challenge, volunteers from each firm encourage their Penn Law colleagues to show support for the Law School through gifts to the annual fund. Interested in getting your firm involved? Contact Nicole Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taking this class and visiting the U.S. Attorney’s Office in D.C. opened my eyes to how these issues are multi-stakeholder. You need input from the other side.
- Leandra Joseph L’18 on the Model Foundation Initiative seminar on conviction integrity
February 28, 2017
As a part of Public Interest Week, Penn Law hosted a panel titled “Making an Impact as a Government Lawyer,” where Marsha Chien L’10 and Omar Gonzalez-Pagan L’10 answered law students’ questions about working in state government.
September 18, 2017
Penn Law’s Center on Professionalism supports students as they prepare for careers as professionals in an evolving legal landscape. In this video feature, COP Director Jennifer Leonard L’04 discusses the center’s mission and programming.
July 24, 2017
Five Penn Law graduates and alumni — George Donnelly L’15, Rodney Holcombe L’17, Carl Snodgrass L’17, Margaret Zhang L’15, and Mary Jones L’17 — have been awarded postgraduate fellowships from Penn Law to pursue public interest careers. In addition, Elizabeth Tang L’17 and Isabel Abreu L’16 were awarded Equal Justice Works Fellowships to launch their public interest careers.
August 14, 2017
David Washington L’15 has been named the Penn Law Civil Rights Fellow, a new, two-year, postgraduate fellowship created by Penn Law and the Southern Poverty Law Center for graduating public interest students and recent alumni to work with the SPLC’s Special Litigation Practice Group.
The cross-disciplinary experience is fully integrated in to academic life at Penn Law. A legal curriculum that includes 40 different joint-degree and certificate programs in fields including business, engineering, bioethics, and social work, students receive first-rate legal training in law, as well as training in disciplines that complement and enhance their legal expertise.
March 20, 2017
Penn Law prepares students to confront the pressing issues of our day, and through the joint-degree and certificate programs offered in conjunction with Penn's School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), students have the advantage of engaging with social issues from a range of perspectives.
April 17, 2017
Two Penn Law students took a month to prepare for an international child abduction dispute in Omaha, Nebraska. The students traveled with Professor Douglas Frenkel L’72, the Mediation Clinic’s director, to Nebraska to lead an interdisciplinary team, which included a developmental psychologist/parenting coordinator, in the mediation.
Our faculty engages in scholarship crosses disciplinary boundaries and goes far beyond the classroom and academic journals. Their research on topics such as regulation, the rule of law, technology policy, and international relations advances knowledge in their fields and informs policymakers on the most pressing issues around the world.
Through study abroad programs, global initiatives with partners such as the United Nations, and other innovative coursework and research, students experience firsthand today’s transnational legal practice. With a curriculum that integrates global perspectives, students are prepared for a legal career on the international stage.
Penn Law’s engaged alumni community stretches around the world through affinity and regional clubs that provide a Penn Law presence and connection. Our alumni stay connected to the Law School and offer their support to further strengthen the Penn Law experience for the next generation of Law School graduates.
The Light Opera Company has been a fixture of student life at Penn Law for decades. In this video feature, students discuss their passion for performing and the group’s role in the Law School community.
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