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Welcome, JD Class of 2025!

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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Excellence in Bioethics

Prof. Anita L. Allen is a recipient of The Hastings Center’s 2022 Bioethics Founders’ Award.

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.

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
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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
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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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October 3, 2022

Dr. Sima Samar, Afghanistan’s first women Vice President, Minister for Women’s Affairs, and head of the Human Rights Commission, will join Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s 10/3 class

In Person discussion with Dr. Sima Samar, Afghanistan’s first women Vice President, Minister for Women’s Affairs, and head of the Human Rights Commission. The class on Conflict (1-3 pm) taught by Prof. Rangita de Silva de Alwis will be open to the Penn Community. Contact: Keshara Senanayake (

October 3, 2022

Employment Advocacy Project Training

Onboarding for new and returning Employment Advocacy Project (EAP) advocates.

October 3, 2022

ESLS Meet The Board Happy Hour

ESLS is planning to hold a small social event this upcoming Monday the 2nd at 6:15pm at The Post. The event is open to all of Penn Law, and is intended to introduce the community to the board, help answer any questions that 1Ls may have about the 1L Rep application, talk about upcoming events, and introduce our new mentorship program.