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The Kilgore Society: Penn Law’s Alumnae Network


Named in honor of trailblazing alumna Carrie Burnham Kilgore,
Penn Law Class of 1883, the Kilgore Society’s mission is two-fold:

  • Foster and maintain a community of outstanding Penn Law women, including: current lawyers at law firms, in solo practice, or in house; judges; professors; government and nonprofit employees; JDs and LLMs pursuing alternative career paths; retired practitioners, and all others.
  • Support and increase the number of women in law and in positions of leadership by providing opportunities for networking, professional development, mentorship, and continuing education.

*read more about our namesake on our History page…

Get Involved, Get Connected.

Kilgore Society Listserve image

The opt-in listserve provides information submitted both externally (by alums) and internally (by the law school), including the following, among others:

  1. Job opportunities and postings about internships and fellowships;
  2. Recognition of judicial and faculty appointments and other notable professional promotions and achievements of Penn Law alumnae;
  3. Notices of upcoming CLEs, symposia, and educational opportunities;
  4. Articles about women in the news, career advice, and thought pieces relevant to the group.

To opt-in, please complete our Kilgore Survey here.

Kilgore Society LinkedIn Group: image

Request to join us on LinkedIn by clicking here, or by searching for “The Kilgore Society (Penn Law’s Alumnae Network)”.

Kilgore Society Twitter: image

Follow us and share items on Twitter @PennLawKilgore
Find us here!

2L & 3L Mentoring Program: image

In conjunction with the student-run Penn Law Women’s Association (PLWA), each spring we match rising 3L women with alumna mentors, based on geographic location, industry/practice area interests, and other factors, as identified by student applicants to the program and alumna volunteers.

To participate, please indicate your interest by completing our Kilgore Survey here.


Please click here to get details of our past events, as well as future events we are currently planning…

For a photo gallery of Kilgore Society events, please click here.