Pathways to Public Service

OVERVIEW

Penn Law students and faculty engage with today’s most pressing public interest and government policy issues. The Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies has coordinated pro bono opportunities with the local community for over 40 years, allowing students to gain practical legal skills with actual clients.  The Toll Public Interest Center provides pro bono opportunities and public interest career support, along with nearly 30 pro bono student projects each year and attorneys to supervise them.

In addition, the Leo Model Foundation Government Service & Public Affairs Initiative provides resources to support faculty and prepare students to be leaders in the federal, state, and local policy-making arenas.

Penn Law’s Office of International Programs facilitates scholarship on the complex issues facing the international community by working with law schools and legal institutions in the most dynamic legal markets around the world.

We must continue to support these opportunities and enhance our loan forgiveness and loan repayment assistance to ensure students can pursue careers in public interest or government without being unduly burdened by debt.

Supporting Stories

The Future Of The Profession Initiative Expands Access To Justice

Jennifer Leonard L’04, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director the Future of the Profession Initiative (FPI) at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, calls FPI the Law School’s “recognition that the legal profession — like many professions — is undergoing a period of enormous change and that a leading law school has an opportunity […]

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Erik Nickels L’21 Awarded Skadden Fellowship For Public Interest Lawyering

The fellowships fund recent law graduates who want to pursue work in the public interest, particularly in service of the poor, elderly, homeless, and disabled.

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$50 Million Gift For Public Interest Lawyering

The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation has made a $50 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School to dramatically expand the Toll Public Interest Scholars and Fellows Program.

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The Future Of The Profession Initiative Expands Access To Justice

Jennifer Leonard L’04, Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director the Future of the Profession Initiative (FPI) at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, calls FPI the Law School’s “recognition that the legal profession — like many professions — is undergoing a period of enormous change and that a leading law school has an opportunity […]

stories

Erik Nickels L’21 Awarded Skadden Fellowship For Public Interest Lawyering

The fellowships fund recent law graduates who want to pursue work in the public interest, particularly in service of the poor, elderly, homeless, and disabled.

news

$50 Million Gift For Public Interest Lawyering

The Robert and Jane Toll Foundation has made a $50 million gift to the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School to dramatically expand the Toll Public Interest Scholars and Fellows Program.

stories