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Eric J. Friedman & Skadden 1L Accelerate Program

The Eric Friedman Skadden 1L Accelerate Program (1LAP) will provide 1Ls with an early look into the Penn Carey Law experience.

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Sandra Sandy Mayson, Quattrone Center Fellow

‘Officers’ Failure to Appear in Court Undermines Justice’

Prof. Sandy Mayson advocates holding police departments responsible for their officers’ appearances in court.

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2024 Susman Godfrey Prize Recipient

Astonique Robinson L’25 is the first Penn Carey Law student to receive the Susman Godfrey Prize.

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Supporting Sustainable Start-Ups & Underrepresented Entrepreneurs

Our Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic contributes to economic development with a focus on underrepresented entrepreneurs and social impact start-ups.

Steve Cozen

Only in America Humanitarian Award

Steve Cozen C’61, L’64 is the recipient of the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History’s inaugural Only in America Humanitarian Award.

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

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

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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June 17, 2024

International Association on Regulation & Governance: Regulatory Governance in a Changing World

The Penn Program on Regulation is pleased to host the inaugural conference of a new International Association on Regulation & Governance. This two-day conference, focusing on the theme of “Regulatory Governance in a Changing World,” will be held on the University of Pennsylvania campus on June 17-18, 2024. In-person attendance at this multi-day program has been approved for a total of 11.5 Substantive CLE credits for Pennsylvania lawyers. CLE credit may be available in other jurisdictions as well. Attendees seeking CLE credit can make a payment via cash or check made payable to “The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania” on the day of the event in the amount of $460.00 ($230.00 public interest/non-profit attorneys) or $40.00/per credit hour ($20.00/ per credit hour for public interest/non-profit attorneys) if not attending the entire conference. In order to receive the appropriate amount of credit, evaluation forms must be completed. Penn Carey Law Alumni receive CLE credits free through The W.P. Carey Foundation’s generous commitment to Lifelong Learning. For questions about CLE please contact cle@law.upenn.edu. Please note that additional fees for CLE credits are collected separately from the conference fee.

June 26, 2024

Public Interest Course Advising Chat

Navigating the course selection process can be daunting. It can make you wonder how to best maximize your time at Penn Carey Law. We are here to help! Join TPIC and OCS on Zoom for our Public Interest Course Advising Chat to get answers to your questions before course selection ends. We will be joined by a terrific group of young alums working in public interest who will share their experiences with coursework, clinics, externships, pro bono projects, MPRE timing, and preparing for clerkships. RSVP HERE and submit your questions ahead of time. Note: If you cannot attend, please RSVP, and a recording of the chat can be sent to you.

July 29, 2024

LLM Class of 2025 Orientation

LLM Pre-Term Program starts with Orientation on July 29, 2024, and ends with the Pre-Term summer 2024 final celebration on August 28, 2024.