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About Us

The Center on Professionalism supports Penn Law students by designing programs that will prepare them for success as professionals in an evolving legal landscape.  

The mastery of the following skills will be critical to success in any modern professional environment:

  • Confident and Purposeful Communication
  • Relationship Building
  • Mastery of Executive Technology Skills
  • Personal Productivity and Effectiveness
  • High-Level Strategic Thinking
  • Team Dynamics


Jennifer Leonard L’04
Associate Dean for Professional Engagement and Director, Center on Professionalism

Jennifer joined CP&P as the Director of the Center on Professionalism in 2013. She is a 2004 graduate of Penn Law.  Before returning to Penn Law, Jennifer served as the Chief of Staff for the City of Philadelphia Law Department. 

Claudia Toro
Assistant Director, Center on Professionalism

Claudia joined the COP team in 2016.  She organizes and executes dozens of professional development programs each year.