Networking involves relationships - between a job seeker and a firm, between classmates, between Penn Law and its alumni.
There are many ways to strengthen your connection with Penn Law after graduation. Volunteer opportunities are the perfect way to give back to your alma mater, network with fellow alumni, interact with current students, and gain meaningful, rewarding experiences.
If you have a question about a way to volunteer that is not listed below, please contact Kim Benenhaley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alumni can take advantage of the following volunteer opportunities through Penn Law:
- Reunion Class Committee: Each five-year reunion class has a committee that helps organize reunion events and raise a class gift in honor of the milestone. These volunteers are essential to making Reunion a successful, memorable weekend. For more info, please contact Kevin Gilbert at 215.898.0860 or via email at email@example.com.
- Class Agents: Class agents, elected at graduation each year, serve as liaisons between the class and the Law School. For more info, please contact Nicole Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Alumni Club & GOLD Leaders: Club leaders in the 34 regional/affinity clubs help select and plan events in their city. Club representatives may also serve on the Law Alumni Society Board of Managers. Please contact Kim Benenhaley at email@example.com.
- Penn @Work: Alumni at law firms throughout the U.S. coordinate activities and fundraising among their fellow graduates at the firm. For more info, please contact Nicole Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- LLM Mentors: These local alumni help ease the transition to Philadelphia and Law School life for 95+ students from more than 45 countries. If you’d like to offer your support to one of our LLM students, please contact Caroline Ruhle, Associate Director for International and LLM Counseling, at email@example.com.
- International Internship Program: Host a student as a summer intern in one of your firm’s overseas offices. Please contact Caroline Ruhle, Associate Director for International and LLM Counseling, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if your law firm can offer such an opportunity to one of our talented students.
- Toll Public Interest Center Volunteers: As supervising attorneys/resources, these alumni help students working in one of many student pro bono areas at the Law School. Please contact Emily Sutcliffe, Associate Director of TPIC & Director of Student Public Service Initiatives, at email@example.com, to see if your expertise matches one of our 30 pro bono projects.
- Moot Court Judges: Help our students hone their skills by being a judge for the Keedy Cup moot court competition, or the Legal Writing Course for first-year students. Contact Katherine Beers, the Administrative Coordinator for Legal Practice Skills, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Center on Professionalism: Penn Law’s Center on Professionalism offers a wide variety of programs to help students adapt to life outside of the classroom. Through skills development, practice opportunities, and career “bootcamps,” CoP prepares graduates for their first day on the job in the legal world. Alumni are always welcome to participate - please contact the Center on Professionalism at email@example.com.