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The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School is an overwhelmingly preferred destination for aspiring lawyers across the nation and around the globe: we offer a unique blend of interdisciplinary legal education that provides our alumni the ability to launch impactful careers in every sector of the legal profession and an inclusive, collaborative community that encourages intellectual risk-taking and scholarly collaboration.
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The student body is comprised of 50% women
17% of the 1L class identifies as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
This year, 43% of our class identifies as a person of color
Approximately a third of our incoming class is a first generation professional
Entering Class Profile
Members of the Class of 2023 come from 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and across the globe (including Canada, China, Jordan, Singapore, and United Kingdom), and 136 undergraduate colleges and universities, with 73 different undergraduate majors, 20% of which are STEM majors. Overall, the JD student body comes from 239 undergraduate institutions.Learn more
A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
We believe an increasingly connected world requires the next generation of lawyers to not only be superbly trained in law, but also other areas like business, healthcare, technology, and related fields that complement and enhance their legal expertise.
A Collegial Environment
Penn Law has a decades-old reputation as a true community, fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration and innovation, pedagogical risk-taking, and a supportive environment that inspires and ignites excellence.
Hands-on Legal Education
At Penn, the opportunities for experiential legal education abound. All students participate in the Legal Skills Program and the renowned Toll Public Interest Program, and students can elect additional hands-on opportunities via the ten clinics in the Gittis Center for Clinical Legal Studies, externships, and courses designed specifically to engage students as practitioners.
A Commitment to Pro Bono Service
Our dedication to the principle that all legal professionals are bound to provide pro bono legal service to those in need is reflected in our esteemed and unique Pro Bono Program. All students perform at least (and most, far more than) 70 hours of pro bono legal service while in Law School, creating the vibrant and holistic shared vision of public service embodied in the Toll Public Interest Center.
Craft Your Own Experience
Creating the future you want to lead begins with the freedom to explore the areas of interests you want to study. Forge your path at Penn Law.
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