Access and Opportunity

OVERVIEW

Our most important assets at Penn Law are our people.  The connection to, and engagement with, thousands of alumni who once studied at Penn Law multiplies this dynamic.  Together, our whole is far greater than the sum of our parts.

To enroll the best, the brightest, and the most diverse students, we need to expand our financial aid resources. Ten percent of the Penn Law Class of 2020 are first-generation college students – an historic high for Penn Law in recent decades – and several students are first generation Americans.

In addition, almost all students entering law school are carrying more undergraduate student loan debt than ever before. This becomes a barrier to students who want to pursue public interest and government careers. To keep pace with our peer institutions, which admit the same caliber of students, we must become more competitive and increase available grants, scholarships, and need- and merit-based financial aid for admitted students.

Supporting Stories

Meet This Year’s First Generation Professionals Fellows: Trevor Kirby L’23 and Virinchi Sindhwani L’23

The FGP Fellowship is designed for students who are the first in their families to attend professional school.

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Genevieve Tung Paves Path For The Future of Legal Research Education

Tung and the Biddle Library staff are working to position the Law School’s legal research curriculum and the general role of the library for the future.

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Second-Year Law Students Publish ‘Black Women Future Leaders’ Report

The report was developed as part of Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s “Women, Law, and Leadership” course at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

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Meet This Year’s First Generation Professionals Fellows: Trevor Kirby L’23 and Virinchi Sindhwani L’23

The FGP Fellowship is designed for students who are the first in their families to attend professional school.

stories

Genevieve Tung Paves Path For The Future of Legal Research Education

Tung and the Biddle Library staff are working to position the Law School’s legal research curriculum and the general role of the library for the future.

stories

Second-Year Law Students Publish ‘Black Women Future Leaders’ Report

The report was developed as part of Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s “Women, Law, and Leadership” course at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School.

stories