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Gittis Legal Clinics
and Externships

Clinics & Externships

Through an array of diverse experiential clinical and externship courses putting students on the front lines of representing clients, Penn Carey Law students learn what lawyers do, how they do it, and ultimately what it means to be a lawyer.


years of in-house clinical legal education putting students in the driver’s seat


hours each year in legal services provided to clients in need


Clients and Parties Served Annually



The Clinical Program

The Gittis Legal Clinics are Penn Carey Law’s teaching law firm, comprised of nine in-house clinics that offer students unique opportunities to develop essential lawyering skills and professional values. Our mission is to educate students on the skills and intricacies of being a lawyer while serving the legal needs of clients and underserved communities.

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The goal of the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School’s Externship Program is to supplement traditional classroom study and experiential study by providing external opportunities for students to observe and participate meaningfully in lawyering at government agencies, non-profit organizations, and with judges. 

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COVID-19 Vaccine Deal-Making

At ACC Docket, Practice Prof. Cynthia Dahl discussed the process of getting the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to the public with Khalil Mitchell, Senior Counsel at Moderna.

2023 Alumni Impact Award Winner

The Honorable Benjamin Lerner L’65 is the recipient of the Toll Public Interest Center’s 2023 Alumni Impact Award. 

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Civil Practice Clinic students “learn what it means to be a lawyer with profound obligations to clients, the profession, the courts, and our national promise of justice for all,” said Director Lou Rulli.

An Ethos of Service

Penn Carey Law has a long history of teaching students how to incorporate service into legal work.