Penn Law’s global engagement creates opportunities to work abroad, while in law school and after graduation. Our international programs lead to careers in an expanding universe of practice areas, both public and private — from working in a domestic law firm with international clients to doing human rights work in Africa.
Jill Concannon L’03
BA Bryn Mawr College 2000
Present position: Partner, White & Case, London
“When I entered law school, my goal was to practice corporate law internationally. Although I didn’t know it when I chose Penn, Penn Law was the absolute best place I could have chosen to launch my career, which has taken me from London, to Hong Kong, and back to London again, where I’m currently based.”
We support our students and graduates in three key ways:
CP&P has a full-time counselor dedicated to supporting students who seek international private or public employment.
CP&P offers programs and career counseling dedicated to the international sector job search.
We provide dedicated and intensive internship and fellowship application support. CP&P collaborates with the Office of International Programs to maximize opportunities to engage in private and public sector practice during law school.
We offer various programs to students who are considering pursing international opportunities for a summer or as a career:
- The International Summer Human Rights Fellows Program (ISHRF) supports J.D. students to work in non-governmental organizations, organs of the United Nations, regional inter-governmental bodies, and government offices involved directly in the provision of human rights services.
- Penn Law International Internship Program (PLIIP) each summer, PLIIP places students in internship positions at local law firms around the world, giving students cross-cultural experience and a better understanding of foreign legal practice.
- ACE Rule of Law and Human Rights Fellowship exclusively for Penn Law graduates, this ground-breaking fellowship allows a recent graduate to gain invaluable experience at a globally-recognized advocacy organization, launching his or her career in the field of rule of law and human rights.
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