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Career Sectors

Lawyers are leaders playing critical roles in analyzing and addressing every fundamental issue in our society.

A Penn Law education prepares students to analyze and address every fundamental issue in our society. Accordingly, our alumni find exciting work in countless professional settings. Many find success in law firms. Others pursue paths that lead to positions in business, to government service or public interest work, to academic appointments, or to legal employment around the globe. 

Nicholas Murphy L’08
, BA Dartmouth 2002
Present Position: Trial Attorney, Educational Opportunities Section, U.S. Dept. of Justice - Civil Rights Division (Washington, DC)
Clerkship: The Hon. Petrese B. Tucker, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

“As a student at Penn Law, I found the Career Planning & Professionalism team to be extremely helpful in providing a wealth of information on the wide variety of career options available. As a graduate, I’ve found CP&P to be equally supportive and engaging. Whether its assistance with loan-repayment options or networking opportunities, it is comforting to know that, even though I am no longer at Penn, CP&P still has my best interest in mind.”