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The JD Class of 2025 embodies Penn Carey Law’s strong commitments to cross-disciplinary learning, advocacy, service, and academic excellence.

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Corporate Law Scholarship Excellence

A paper co-authored by Prof. Elizabeth Pollman has been awarded the European Corporate Governance Institute’s 2022 Gottlieb Prize for the Best Paper in the ECGI Law Working Paper Series.

Leading the Innocence Project

Christina Swarns L’93, who has dedicated her career to criminal justice reform, speaks with Essence about her position as Executive Director of the Innocence Project.

Commemorating Constitution Day

In celebration of Constitution Day, we are highlighting Penn Carey Law’s recent insights, analysis, and observations on today’s most pressing constitutional issues.

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Rethinking Credibility Assessments

A federal appellate court recently cited Visiting Assistant Practice Prof. Liz Bradley’s research on demeanor evidence in asylum cases.

A Cross-Disciplinary Curriculum
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A Cross-Disciplinary Curriculum

We believe the lawyers of tomorrow will also be experts in business, communications, health, technology, international studies, social work, education, and emergent fields. As an essential part of the University of Pennsylvania family, we allow our students to enrich their legal education by offering them the opportunity to take graduate level courses at one of our sister schools as well as joint degrees or certificates of study. We also welcome into our classrooms students whose careers and educations cross sectors and international lines. Students pursuing Master in Law and LLM degrees enrich and diversify our course discussions, contributing to the Law School’s overarching mission to provide the finest and most comprehensive legal education for all students.

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Real-World Career Success

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School students consistently pursue careers at top law firms, leading public interest organizations, government bodies, and academic institutions across the country and around the world. The strength of our programs coupled with our extensive alumni network ensure that graduates can enter the market working in the fields they love, writing the future of law both nationally and internationally.

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A Collegial Environment

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s inclusive, welcoming community works collaboratively toward one common goal: to lead the future of law. We invite students, faculty, and staff to challenge the norm in a rigorous but supportive environment. For many in our community, the Law School represents a common ground where warmth, inclusivity, and the pursuit of knowledge are shared values.

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Commitment to Community

The Law School’s approach to legal education has always been anchored in its unwavering commitment to pro bono service. Our award-winning commitment to the community provides our students  opportunities that focus on impactful service and professional skill development.

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September 28, 2022

International Student Interview Program (ISIP) Orientation

An overview of the International Student Interview Program (ISIP) Job Fair. The International Student Interview Program (ISIP) is a job fair for foreign-trained attorneys attending a broad range of law schools nationwide. Over 1600 LL.M. candidates representing 75+ countries will have an opportunity to be considered for internship and permanent positions in the United States and abroad during this interview program. ISIP 2023 will take place virtually on January 26 (Asia Schedules) and January 27 (all other locations). Students will receive log in information in late September.

September 28, 2022

Legislative Clinic Info Session (for Spring 2023)

Attend a short information session to learn about the Legislative Clinic, now in its 25th year, from Professor Rulli and two former students.

September 28, 2022

Conversations with Efrén C. Olivares C’05

Efrén Olivares’ memoir My Boy Will Die of Sorrow chronicles his work as an immigrant lawyer in South Texas braiding his own story as an immigrant with similar life experiences to that of his clients. Efrén is the Deputy Legal Director at Southern Poverty Law Center’s Immigrant Justice Project in McAllen, Texas.