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Support for Public Interest

At Penn Law we recognize the importance of service and have strived to provide the atmosphere, support and resources necessary for our students to pursue this career goal successfully.

We have created a learning environment that’s ideal for students who seek a career in public service and encourage applicants with service backgrounds to apply here.

  • We offer fee waivers to all alumni and current members of Teach for America, AmeriCorps, and the Peace Corps, as well as any current or former member of any U.S. Military Branch.
  • We are also a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program.

For more information about our other support programs for students pursuing public service careers, please see Toll Public Interest Center’s Funding Programs.

Public Service News

Student-led groups within the Toll Public Interest Center are collaborating with local legal aid advocates to provide relief to those who have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 National Celebration of Pro Bono, led by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, takes places from October 25 – 31, 2020. Join the conversation and celebration with the Toll Public Interest Center.
As a Catalyst Fellow, Sabrina Ruchelli L’19 is working as a Law and Policy Analyst with the Policy Surveillance Program at Center for Public Health Law Research, which is based at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law.

The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition (CTIC) has awarded the CTIC Summer Public Interest Fellowships to students Gerald Adams L’22 and Joshua Burd L’22.

Structural Frustrations
On Wednesday, July 8, 2020, the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School held the second event in its summer series, A Path for Change: Policing in America. The series is part of a yearlong colloquium, Achieving Racial Justice, as one of many initiatives Penn Law will be implementing in the coming months “to work internally and externally against anti-Black violence and racism and to promote meaningful change toward a more just reality.”