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Meet the Dean

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Welcome to Penn Law

What makes a legal education at Penn so unique?

The law today touches nearly every aspect of our society. Likewise, the Law School intersects with every professional school and graduate department at Penn – one of the world’s top research universities – affording students myriad opportunities to enrich their legal training with study in fields as diverse as business, education, health, public policy or technology, and to develop real-word expertise and build networks in the areas of law where they seek to practice.

Our faculty are engaged scholars whose expertise ranges across foundational areas of legal education and addresses leading-edge questions in law that cross disciplinary boundaries. Their scholarly achievements are matched by their commitment to teaching excellence.

Penn Law has served as a model for innovation in legal education, both in terms of our interdisciplinary courses and degree offerings, and for developing programs that best prepare students for the realities of practice in a changing profession. Indeed, the Law School is at the forefront of the legal academy, from our renowned clinical and public service programs, to our unrivaled careers support and professional skills training, to an array of international opportunities for study, research, and practice.

I invite you to visit Penn Law to learn more about the boundless possibilities of our academic program, experience firsthand our collegial and collaborative culture, and to enjoy all that Philadelphia, a dynamic and historic city, has to offer.

We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Wendell Pritchett
Interim Dean and Presidential Professor